Definition of “enamel” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “enamel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“enamel” in American English

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enamelnoun [ C/U ]

us /ɪˈnæm·əl/

a substance made from glass that is used to decorate or protect clay, metal, and glass objects, or an object covered with this substance:

[ U ] The enamel on the sink was chipped.

Enamel is also a type of paint that forms a shiny surface when dry:

[ C ] I used a blue enamel for the trim.

Enamel is also the hard, white, shiny substance that forms the covering of a tooth.

(Definition of “enamel” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)