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ˈɪnˌleɪd, ɪnˈleɪdin·laid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inlaidadjective

    adorned by inlays


  1. inlaidadjective

    Set into a surface in a decorative pattern.

  2. inlaidadjective

    Having an inset decorative pattern.


  1. inlaid

    Inlay covers a range of techniques in sculpture and the decorative arts for inserting pieces of contrasting, often colored materials into depressions in a base object to form ornament or pictures that normally are flush with the matrix. A great range of materials have been used both for the base or matrix and for the inlays inserted into it. Inlay is commonly used in the production of decorative furniture, where pieces of colored wood, precious metals or even diamonds are inserted into the surface of the carcass using various matrices including clear coats and varnishes. Lutherie inlays are frequently used as decoration and marking on musical instruments, particularly the smaller strings. Perhaps the most famous example of furniture inlay is that of Andre-Charles Boulle (11 November 1642 – 28 February 1732) which is known as Boulle work and evolved in part from inlay produced in Italy during the late 15th century at the Studiolo for Federico da Montefeltro in his Ducal Palace at Urbino, in which trompe-l'œil shelving seems to carry books, papers, curios and mathematical instruments, in eye-deceiving perspective. The similar private study made for him at Gubbio is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  1. inlaid

    Inlaid is a term used to describe a design, pattern or decoration that is set into the surface of an object, typically in contrast to the material of the object. This technique is often used in woodworking, metalwork, textiles, and ceramics. The materials used for inlay can include wood, metal, mother of pearl, precious stones, shells, etc. The inlaid design or pattern usually enhances the aesthetic appeal and value of the object.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inlaid

    of Inlay

Anagrams for inlaid »

  1. dial in

  2. dial-in

  3. dialin

  4. anilid

  5. dianil

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inlaid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inlaid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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