Definition of repoussé in English:

repoussé

Line breaks: re|poussé
Pronunciation: /rəˈpuːseɪ
 
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adjective

  • (Of metalwork) hammered into relief from the reverse side: a charming sterling silver bowl with repoussé motifs
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    • 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

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  • Repoussé metalwork.

Origin

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

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