or fritt

[ frit ]
/ frɪt /


  1. a fused or partially fused material used as a basis for glazes or enamels.
  2. the composition from which artificial soft porcelain is made.
fused or calcined material prepared as part of the batch in glassmaking.

verb (used with object), frit·ted, frit·ting.

to fuse (materials) in making frit.

Origin of frit

1655–65; < Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere to fry < Latin frīgere to roast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fritt

  • It is never necessary to make a fritt for the preparation of matt glazes.

    The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
  • This is called a fritt; and when it is sent to the mill, any other insoluble material may be added to it if necessary.

British Dictionary definitions for fritt



/ (frɪt) /


  1. the basic materials, partially or wholly fused, for making glass, glazes for pottery, enamel, etc
  2. a glassy substance used in some soft-paste porcelain
the material used for making the glaze for artificial teeth

verb frits, fritts, fritting or fritted

(tr) to fuse (materials) in making frit

Word Origin for frit

C17: from Italian fritta, literally: fried, from friggere to fry, from Latin frīgere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for fritt



"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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper