Definition of Camaieu

1. n. A cameo.



Definition of Camaieu

1. Noun. (arts) A style of painting in a small range of monochrome colours ¹

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Definition of Camaieu

1. a cameo [n CAMAIEUX]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camaieu

calyx
calyx-tube
calyx tube
calyxed
calyxes
calzirtite
calzone
calzones
calzoni
calzoons
calèches
cam'st
cam stroke
cama
camachile
camaieu (current term)
camaieus
camaieux
camail
camailed
camails
camalexin
camallanina
caman
camanachd
camanchaca
camans
camaraderie
camaraderies
camarilla

Literary usage of Camaieu

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1. The Encyclopedia of Ceramics by William Percival Jervis (1902)
"The polychrome decorations, unlike those in camaieu, were seldom copied from engravings. The Moustiers faience was celebrated for the purity ..."

2. National Exhibition of Works of Art, at Leeds, 1868: Official Catalogue by Ralph N James, L Lefèvre (1868)
"... white ground with cupids painted in red camaieu, by Michel, in 1765. ... coffee pot and sugar basin, gros bleu ground, and boys painted in red camaieu. ..."

3. Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History by Henri Delaborde, William Walker (1886)
"As in camaieu engraving those lines which define the contours are left as ridges by the cutting away of ... But it is a further object of camaieu to produce ..."

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