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Definition of enamel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    enamel

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪˈnæml//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈnæml//
     
    Mouth and teeth
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a substance that is melted onto metal, pots, etc. and forms a hard shiny surface to protect or decorate them; an object made from enamel a chipped enamel bowl a handle inlaid with enamel an exhibition of enamels and jewellery
  2. 2[uncountable] the hard white outer layer of a tooth See related entries: Mouth and teeth
  3. 3(also enamel paint) [uncountable, countable] a type of paint that dries to leave a hard shiny surface
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (originally as a verb; formerly also as inamel): from Anglo-Norman French enamailler, from en- ‘in, on’ + amail ‘enamel’, ultimately of Germanic origin.
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