- the art or technique of decorating something with cut-outs of paper, linoleum, plastic, or other flat material over which varnish or lacquer is applied.
- work produced by the art or technique of decoupage.
- to decorate by decoupage: walls decoupaged with photographs of movie stars.
- to apply or use as decoupage or by decoupage technique: Let's decoupage these maps onto the tabletops.
Origin of decoupage
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- the art or process of decorating a surface with shapes or illustrations cut from paper, card, etc
- anything produced by this technique
C20: from French, from découper to cut out, from de- + couper to cut
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Word Origin and History for decoupage
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