adjective \(ˈ)bä-¦stī\

Definition of basse–taille

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of basse–taille

French, literally, a low cutting, from basse (feminine of bas low) + taille act of cutting — more at base, tail (tax)

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