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From the English dictionary:

enamel {{wikipedia}} etymology From xno enamailler, from en-+ amailler, variant of Old French esmailler, from esmal, from frk *, from Proto-Germanic *smaltjan. Compare German schmelzen, Danish smelte. pronunciation
  • (UK) /ɪˈnæməl/
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. An opaque, glassy coating baked onto metal or ceramic objects.
  2. A coating that dries to a hard, glossy finish.
  3. The hard covering on the exposed part of a tooth.
  4. A cosmetic intended to give the appearance of a smooth and beautiful complexion.
verb: {{en-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To coat or decorate with enamel.
  2. (transitive) To variegate with colours, as if with enamel.
    • Milton Oft he [the serpent] bowed / His turret crest and sleek enamelled neck.
  3. (transitive) To form a glossy surface like enamel upon. to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth
  4. (transitive) To disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion.
anagrams:
  • manele, melena

From the English dictionary:

a hair past a freckle
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (humorous) Said when asked the time, humorously indicating that one does not know or does not care to check.

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