Pronunciation: (i-nam'ul),[key] —n., v.,-eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.)-elled, -el•ling.
—n. 1. a glassy substance, usually opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection.
3. any of various varnishes, paints, coatings, etc., drying to a hard, glossy finish.
4. any enamellike surface with a bright luster.
5. an artistic work executed in enamel.
6. Dentistry.the hard, glossy, calcareous covering of the crown of a tooth, containing only a slight amount of organic substance. See diag. under tooth.
—v.t. 1. to inlay or overlay with enamel.
2. to form an enamellike surface upon: to enamel cardboard. 3. to decorate as with enamel; variegate with colors.