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English definition of “inlay”

inlay

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɪn.leɪ/ us  
a decorative pattern put into the surface of an object: The walls of the palace are marble with silver inlay.
inlaid
adjective uk   /-ˈleɪd/ us  
The top of the wooden chest was inlaid with ivory.
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