Part of speech: noun

A plate, disk, or slab, artistically ornamented.

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Usage examples "plaque":

  1. I wondered if they would have been interested in seeing the Dicken's plaque nearby. - "Point Spread Poems", Paul Cameron Brown.
  2. Looking out of the window now into the quiet night, the watch- fires dotting the plain had a fascination for her greater than the wonder of the southern sky and its plaque of indigo sprinkled with silver dust and diamonds. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.
  3. Thus posed and modelled in high relief on a tile- shaped plaque, Mr. Kemeys's coon forms a most desirable ornament for some wise man's sideboard or mantle- piece, where it may one day be pointed out as the only surviving representative of its species. - "Confessions and Criticisms", Julian Hawthorne.