Champ`le*vé" (?), a. [F., p. p. of champlever to engrave. See 3d Champ, Camp, Lever a bar.] (Art)

Having the ground engraved or cut out in the parts to be enameled; inlaid in depressions made in the ground; -- said of a kind of enamel work in which depressions made in the surface are filled with enamel pastes, which are afterward fired; also, designating the process of making such enamel work. -- n.

A piece of champlevé enamel; also, the process or art of making such enamel work; champlevé work.

 

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