toreutics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
to·​reu·​tics | \ tə-ˈrü-tiks How to pronounce toreutics (audio) \

Definition of toreutics

: the art or process of working in metal especially by embossing or chasing

Other Words from toreutics

toreutic \ tə-​ˈrü-​tik How to pronounce toreutics (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of toreutics

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toreutics

toreutic, adjective, from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to bore through, chase, from toreus boring tool; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore — more at throw entry 1

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“Toreutics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toreutics. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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