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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.
Translations of “inlay”
in Spanish taracea, incrustación…
in French incrustation…
in German die Einlegearbeit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鑲嵌圖案(或裝飾)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镶嵌图案(或装饰)…
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