repoussé

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adjective

re·​pous·​sé rə-ˌpü-ˈsā How to pronounce repoussé (audio)
-ˈpü-ˌsā
1
: shaped or ornamented with patterns in relief made by hammering or pressing on the reverse side
used especially of metal
2
: formed in relief

repoussé

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noun

1
: repoussé work
2
: repoussé decoration

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

French, literally, pushed back

First Known Use

Adjective

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of repoussé was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Repoussé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repouss%C3%A9. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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