Definition of repoussé in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˌpo͞oˈsā/


(Of metalwork) hammered into relief from the reverse side.
Example sentences
  • The techniques involved, including repoussé relief, inlays, enamelling, filigree, engraving, and hatching, are those of exceptionally skilled designer-craftsmen, who held a deservedly important position in society.


Repoussé metalwork.


Mid 19th century: French, literally 'pushed back', past participle of repousser, from re- (expressing intensive force) + pousser 'to push'.

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Syllabification: re·pous·sé

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