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glaze

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Thin, usually glossy surface coating. In paintings, glaze is a thin film of transparent to semitransparent color added to change tonality. In ceramics, glaze is a thin, vitreous, opaque coating fired on the surface of a ceramic body to add color, texture, and water resistance. For textiles and paper, glaze is a highly polished finish obtained by treating the fabric or paper with starch, glue, wax, or synthetic resins, then heat-pressing.

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glazes

glaçure

glaçures

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