enamel enamel  /ɪ ˈnæ məl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth
  2. (n) a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
  3. (n) a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish
  4. (n) any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze
  5. (v) coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

Usage(s):

  1. Reflecting the season's somber mood, onyx and black enamel lend a graphic backdrop to diamonds Photographs for PTI by Anthony Cotsifas.
  2. Then parents waited to see how the enamel looked on the second teeth of children who drank the untainted water.
  3. No one disputes the fact that fluoride, a natural element found in rocks and groundwater, protects tooth enamel.

News

  1. Bobby Flay's Dentist: How to Prevent Enamel Loss, Get a Whiter Smile This Summer

    What goes best with a bronzed beachy glow? A bright, white smile! With all the outdoor barbecues, poolside cocktails and other fun in the sun activities the summer months have in store, maintaining a white, healthy smile may not be a top priority, but as celebrity dentist Dr. Nancy Rosen tells Us Weekly , preventing cavities and enamel loss can be done in just minutes at home.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: US Weekly

  2. Sale of Important Watches & Clocks announced at Sotheby's New York

    J. N. Adorno, A Geographical and Astronomical Watch NO. 1 Made by the Inventor a Unique Gold and Enamel Astronomical Double Dial Minute Repeating Independent Seconds Watch With Calendar and Moon Phases Circa 1875. Est. $70/100,000. Photo: Sotheby's.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Art Daily

Quotes

  1. When Henry Ford said people could have his cars in any color they wanted as long as it was black, the actual name of the color was, portentously, "Japan black enamel."
    on Apr 7, 2010 By: Henry Ford Source: Washington Post

  2. "I've always loved enamel jewellery and I was looking at a lily when approached about the project," says Johanssen. "In today's world, cancer affects everyone, whether it's your own personal crisis or someone that you know. Any opportunity to...
    on Aug 26, 2007 By: Scarlett Johansson Source: Vogue.com

  3. Green MP Sue Kedgley said children would continue to be exposed to "nutritionless, enamel-destroying soft drinks with addictive and controversial additives in them".
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Sue Kedgley Source: New Zealand Herald

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