Definition of repoussé in English:

Share this entry

repoussé

Pronunciation: /rəˌpo͞oˈsā/

adjective

(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.

noun

Repoussé metalwork.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with repoussé

retroussé

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: re·pous·sé

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.