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repoussé

adjective re·pous·sé \ rə-ˌpü-ˈsā , -ˈpü-ˌsā \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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