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decoupage

noun de·cou·page \ˌdā-(ˌ)kü-ˈpäzh\

Definition of DECOUPAGE

1
:  the art of decorating surfaces by applying cutouts (as of paper) and then coating with usually several layers of finish (as lacquer or varnish)
2
:  work produced by decoupage
decoupage or découpage transitive verb

Variants of DECOUPAGE

de·cou·page or ·cou·page \ˌdā-(ˌ)kü-ˈpäzh\
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Origin of DECOUPAGE

French découpage, literally, act of cutting out, from Middle French, from decouper to cut out, from de- + couper to cut — more at cope
First Known Use: 1946

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