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repoussé

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

Definition of repoussé

  1. 1 :  shaped or ornamented with patterns in relief made by hammering or pressing on the reverse side —used especially of metal

  2. 2 :  formed in relief

Origin and Etymology of repoussé

French, literally, pushed back


First Known Use: 1851


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repoussé

noun re·pous·sé

Definition of repoussé

  1. 1 :  repoussé work

  2. 2 :  repoussé decoration

1851

First Known Use of repoussé

1851


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