[ kal-suh-mahyn, -min ]
/ ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, -mɪn /

noun, verb (used with object), kal·so·mined, kal·so·min·ing.

Definition for kalsomining (2 of 2)


or kal·so·mine

[ kal-suh-mahyn, -min ]
/ ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, -mɪn /


a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc.

verb (used with object), cal·ci·mined, cal·ci·min·ing.

to wash or cover with calcimine.

Origin of calcimine

First recorded in 1860–65; calci- + (kalso)mine

Related forms

cal·ci·min·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for kalsomining

  • It had never been papered, and the walls, with a little touching up, were ready for kalsomining.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
  • The artistic temperament is too high-strung to view such deviations from the natural laws of the art of kalsomining.

British Dictionary definitions for kalsomining (1 of 2)


/ (ˈkælsəˌmaɪn, -mɪn) /

noun, verb

a variant of calcimine

British Dictionary definitions for kalsomining (2 of 2)



/ (ˈkælsɪˌmaɪn, -mɪn) /


a white or pale tinted wash for walls


(tr) to cover with calcimine

Word Origin for calcimine

C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark
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