Meaning of champlevé

champ•le•vé

Pronunciation: (shän-lu-vā'), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -vés
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an enamel piece or enameling technique in which enamel is fused onto the incised or hollowed areas of a metal base.
—n.
  1. an enamel piece made by the champlevé method.
  2. the technique used to produce champlevé enamels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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