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