mise en abyme

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French phrase \mē-zäⁿ-nä-bēm\
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mise en abîme

Definition of mise en abyme

  1. :  placement at the escutcheon's center :  depiction of the escutcheon itself within an escutcheon :  image within an image :  story within a story


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