[kloi-zuh-ney; French klwa-zaw-ney]
enamelwork in which colored areas are separated by thin metal bands fixed edgewise to the ground.
pertaining to, forming, or resembling cloisonné or the pattern of cloisonné.

1860–65; < French, equivalent to cloison partition (Old French < Vulgar Latin *clausiōn-, stem of *clausiō; Latin claus(us) closed (see clause, close) + -iō -ion) + < Latin -ātus -ate1 Unabridged
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cloisonné (klwɑːˈzɒneɪ, French klwazɔne)
1.  a.  a design made by filling in with coloured enamel an outline of flattened wire put on edge
 b.  the method of doing this
2.  of, relating to, or made by cloisonné
[C19: from French, from cloisonner to divide into compartments, from cloison partition, ultimately from Latin claudere to close²]

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Word Origin & History

1863, "divided into compartments," from Fr. cloisonné, from cloison "a partition," from Prov. clausio, from L. noun of action from clausus "shut" (see clause).
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Example sentences
Their caps and lapels glittered with cloisonne pins that are awarded to or traded among participants at every bonspiel.
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