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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French lacque (a sort of sealing wax), from Portuguese laca, lacca (gum lac), from Persian لاک(lāk), from Hindi लाख (lākh), from Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlæk.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlæk.ɚ/
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  • Rhymes: -ækə(r)

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lacquer (countable and uncountable, plural lacquers)

  1. A glossy, resinous material used as a surface coating; either a natural exudation of certain trees, or a solution of nitrocellulose in alcohol, etc.
  2. A similar finish, baked onto the inside of cans.

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lacquer (third-person singular simple present lacquers, present participle lacquering, simple past and past participle lacquered)

  1. To apply a lacquer to something or to give something a smooth, glossy finish.

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