: having a background carved in low relief
used of an enameling technique in which translucent enamels are applied over such a background or of objects enameled by this method
a baisse-taille silver brooch

Word History


French, literally, a low cutting, from basse (feminine of bas low) + taille act of cutting (tax)

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“Basse-taille.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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