Definition of overglaze in English:



mass noun
  • Decoration or a second glaze applied to glazed ceramic ware.

    as modifier ‘overglaze enamel’
    • ‘The designs are put on either with an underglaze, a sort of drawing technique, or overglaze, which is more like montage.’
    • ‘Practically invisible or blatantly obvious, these so-called slipups made centuries ago survive today beneath vitrified coats of clear overglaze and provide snapshots of the innovative and ingenious decorative techniques employed.’
    • ‘In graffito pottery the design was produced by scratching though the overglaze.’
    • ‘This brilliant, almost emerald green is actually a two-part paint system that consists of a basecoat covered with a semitransparent overglaze.’