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Definition of enamel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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 jewelry
  2. 2[uncountable] the hard white outer layer of a tooth
  3. 3(also enamel paint) [uncountable, countable] a type of paint that dries to leave a hard shiny surface
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: enamel