noun Etymology: French, literally, braid letting in daylight Date: 1878 a style of enameling in which usually transparent enamels are fused into the openings of a metal filigree to produce an effect suggestive of stained glass

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  • plique-à-jour — [plēk′ä zho͞or′; ] Fr [ plē kȧ zho͞or′] n. [Fr, lit., braid letting in daylight] an enameling technique in which the colored enamels are fused into the spaces of a wire framework on a temporary backing; the backing is then removed, producing a… …   English World dictionary

  • plique-a-jour — |plē(ˌ)kä|zhu̇(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: French : a style of enameling in which more or less transparent enamels are fused into a pierced framework so that the light passes through the enamels and enhances their color producing an effect similar… …   Useful english dictionary

  • plique-à-jour — /pleek ah zhoor /; Fr. /plee kann zhoohrdd /, Fine Arts. an enameling technique in which unbacked wirework is filled with transparent enamel, resulting in a stained glass effect. [1875 80; < F: lit., braid that lets in the daylight] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

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  • jewelry — /jooh euhl ree/, n. 1. articles of gold, silver, precious stones, etc., for personal adornment. 2. any ornaments for personal adornment, as necklaces or cuff links, including those of base metals, glass, plastic, or the like. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

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