repoussé

adjective
re·​pous·​sé | \ rə-ˌpü-ˈsā How to pronounce repoussé (audio) , -ˈpü-ˌsā \

Definition of repoussé

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun

Definition of repoussé (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : repoussé work
2 : repoussé decoration

First Known Use of repoussé

Adjective

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for repoussé

Adjective

French, literally, pushed back

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“Repoussé.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repouss%C3%A9. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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