[ noun, adjective oh-ver-gleyz; verb oh-ver-gleyz, oh-ver-gleyz ]
/ noun, adjective ˈoʊ vərˌgleɪz; verb ˌoʊ vərˈgleɪz, ˈoʊ vərˌgleɪz /


a color or glaze applied to an existing glaze.

verb (used with object), o·ver·glazed, o·ver·glaz·ing.

to cover or decorate (a ceramic object) with an overglaze.


used as an overglaze.
(of painted or printed decorations) applied over a glaze.

Origin of overglaze

First recorded in 1585–95; over- + glaze
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/ (ˈəʊvəˌɡleɪz) /


(of decoration or colours) applied to porcelain or pottery above the glaze
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