- 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 fritt
- 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
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