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Definition of the noun decalcomania

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noun - plural: decalcomanias

  1. either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of decalcomania: decal
    • more generic terms: design / figure / pattern = a decorative or artistic work; transfer paper = a paper that is coated with a preparation for transferring a design to another surface
  2. the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface

Alternative definition of the noun decalcomania


  1. The process of transferring decorative designs onto surfaces using decals


"Decalcomania" is an artwork by Óscar Domínguez.

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Google previewKnow Your Home Furnishings (2016)

by Virginia Hencken Elsasser, Julia Sharp

Decalcomania is a less expensive alternative to hand painting. It is a widely used method of pottery decoration. The design is printed on tissue paper and then pressed into a sticky substance that has been applied to the piece. The tissue is ...

Google previewMixed Emulsions (2011)

Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery by Angela Cartwright

Decalcomania is a process of spreading thick paint upon ...

Google previewListening through the Noise (2010)

The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music by Joanna Demers

Thetrack “Wind Whistling” from Sceneryof Decalcomania is a seven-minute recording of ...

Google previewArtful Adventures in Mixed Media (2017)

Techniques Inspired by Observation and Experience by Nathalie Kalbach

This will tint your surface; it's a great technique for adding depth of will th of DECALCOMANIA 1 Decalcomania is a form of monoprinting. Apply paint. color and unifying the surface. Once dried, look for unexpected imagery.Trace around. 79.

Google previewHarper's Magazine (1892)

by Henry Mills Alden, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells

at the highest prices all the bowls we paint, or offer them on commission, and pay us large annual profits because decalcomania is an art so elevating and refined, and most of the artists are so poor 2 Here we pause, because here the vulpine ...

Google previewThe Publishers Weekly (1892)

Dealers in chinaware, for instance ; may we justly require that they shall buy at the highest prices all the bowls we paint, or offer them on commission, and pay us large annual profits because decalcomania is an art so elevating and refined, ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Engineering (2014)

A Guide to the Language of Engineering by Ron Hanifan

Decalcomania (1) A process of transferring design from specially prepared paper to a surface and permanently fixing them thereto. (2) The paper on which designs are printed for transfer by this method. Decarburization The loss of carbon from ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

Decalcomania \di- · kal-kә-·ma ̄-ne ̄-ә\ n[F décalcomanie, fr. décalquer to copy by tracing (fr. dé- de- + calquer to trace, fr. It calcare, literally, to tread, fr. L) + manie mania, from LL mania] (1884) (decal) A printed design on a temporary ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Art (2004)

by Ian Chilvers

decalcomania. A technique for producing pictures by transferring an image from one surface to another. It is thought to have been invented by the Spanish *Surrealist Oscar Domınguez (1906–58) in Paris in about 1935, ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1908)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes


Google previewThe Essential Dictionary of Desktop Publishing (2012)

by Geoffrey Fletcher

Decal Decalcomania, process for transferring pictures and designs onto ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

decalcomania A process for transforming designs from specially prepared paper to textiles. Synonym: decal printing. decal printing See decalcomania. decan hemp See kenaf. decating (decatizing) [dek′-uh-ting; ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogues of the Library of Congress (1919)

Decalcomania. NK9510 Decalogue.

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

decalcomania я. (picture-transfer process) di-kaelka'mee- ni-a. decaliter n. a ...

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Scrabble value of D2E1C3A1L1C3O1M3A1N1I1A1

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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