1

repoussé

adjective re·pous·sé \ rə-ˌpü-ˈsā , -ˈpü-ˌsā \

Definition of repoussé

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

Origin and Etymology of repoussé

French, literally, pushed back


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repoussé

noun

Definition of repoussé

1 : repoussé work
2 : repoussé decoration

First Known Use of repoussé

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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