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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- Any of several metallic alloys of sulfur with silver, copper or lead having a deep black color.

Usage examples (31)
  • Italians still call 'niello' work, or the enamelling of designs upon precious metals.
  • Francia was a very skilful workman in niello, and in enamels.
  • Cast and engraved bronze, partly inlaid with niello, 44.3 cm.
  • Sometimes the engraving is filled with lac, after the manner of niello-work. for more
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