[noun, adjective oh-ver-gleyz; verb oh-ver-gleyz, oh-ver-gleyz]Ceramics
verb (used with object), o·ver·glazed, o·ver·glaz·ing.
  1. to cover or decorate (a ceramic object) with an overglaze.
  1. used as an overglaze.
  2. (of painted or printed decorations) applied over a glaze.

Origin of overglaze

First recorded in 1585–95; over- + glaze
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for overglaze

Historical Examples of overglaze

British Dictionary definitions for overglaze


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