Meaning of niello
Pronunciation: (nē-el'ō), [key]
— n., pl. v., -el•li -el•loed, -el•lo•ing.
- a black metallic substance, consisting of silver, copper, lead, and sulfur, with which an incised design or ground is filled to produce an ornamental effect on metal.
- ornamental work so produced.
- a specimen of such work.
- a print on paper made from an incised metal plate before the application of niello and associated esp. with 15th-century Italy.
- to decorate by means of niello; treat with niello or by the niello process.