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repoussé

[ ruh-poo-sey ]
/ rə puˈseɪ /
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adjective
(of a design) raised in relief by hammering on the reverse side.
ornamented or made in this kind of raised work.
noun
the art or process of producing repoussé designs.
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Origin of repoussé

1850–55; <French, past participle of repousser to push back; see re-, push
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British Dictionary definitions for repoussé

repoussé
/ (rəˈpuːseɪ) /

adjective
raised in relief, as a design on a thin piece of metal hammered through from the underside
decorated with such designs
noun
a design or surface made in this way
the technique of hammering designs in this way

Word Origin for repoussé

C19: from French, from repousser to push back, from re- + pousser to push
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