Main meanings of frit in English

: frit1frit2

frit1

Pronunciation /frɪt/

noun

mass noun
  • 1The mixture of silica and fluxes which is fused at high temperature to make glass.

    ‘He poured his solution in, and watched in horror and disbelief as the white membrane filter dissolved and merrily sluiced through the glass frit along with his compound.’
    • ‘The panels are made of varying sizes of glass frit that, when melted, trap varying sizes of air bubbles.’
    • ‘Visual transparency can also be controlled by applying frit to both sides of the glass so that at some angles it appears transparent, and at other angles it appears opaque.’
    • ‘If required, the frit can be ground into powder by conventional grinding techniques.’
    1. 1.1A calcined and pulverized mixture similar to frit, used to make soft-paste porcelain or ceramic glazes.
      ‘The ceramic frit is chromatically and tonally matched to the Portland Stone facade at the north-east corner of Broadcasting House.’
      • ‘Every blend of frit is fire tested to ensure beautiful results.’

verbfrits, fritting, fritted

[with object]
  • Make into frit.

    ‘The solid fritted bonding material consists essentially of a blended wax composition and a powder.’
    • ‘The ‘whiteness’ of various fritted products may vary slightly from piece to piece due to minor color variations in the batch mix.’

Origin

Mid 17th century from Italian fritta, feminine past participle of friggere ‘to fry’.

Main meanings of frit in English

: frit1frit2

frit2

Pronunciation /frɪt/

adjective

dialect British predicative
  • Frightened.

    frightened, scared, scared stiff, terrified, fearful, petrified, nervous, scared to death

Origin

Early 19th century dialect past participle of fright.