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Word of the Day – Decalcomania

By April 23, 2018 Word of the Day

Decalcomania (noun)

dee-kalk-o-may-nee-a

The process of transferring designs from prepared paper on to glass or porcelain.

Mid 19th century: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer ‘transfer a tracing’ + -manie ‘-mania’ (with reference to the enthusiasm for the process in the 1860s).

Example sentences

“His decalcomania technique is unique in the art world.”

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