- a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
- the composition from which artificial soft porcelain is made.
- fused or calcined material prepared as part of the batch in glassmaking.
- to fuse (materials) in making frit.
Origin of frit
1655–65; < Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry < Latin frīgere to roast
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Examples from the Web for frit
Flux or frit, coloured with oxide of gold, purple precipitate of cassius, or peroxide of manganese.
This base he ascertained to be a frit, made by means of soda and sand, and coloured by oxide of copper.The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 2 (of 2)
John Ayrton Paris
For the old Svres soft porcelain, the frit was crushed, cleared of salts, and ground in water.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
Frit, frit, n. the mixed materials of which glass is made, after being heated until they fuse partially without melting.
Fritillary, frit′il-lar-i, n. a genus of plants of the order Liliace, with drooping purple flowers: a species of butterfly.
- the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
- a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
- the material used for making the glaze for artificial teeth
- (tr) to fuse (materials) in making frit
C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere
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Word Origin and History for frit
"material for glass-making," 1660s, from Italian fritta, fem. past participle of friggere "to fry," from Latin frigere "to roast, poach, fry" (see fry (v.)).
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