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repoussé

Line breaks: re|poussé
Pronunciation: /rəˈpuːseɪ
 
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Definition of repoussé in English:

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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retroussé

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