toreutics

[ tuh-roo-tiks ]
/ təˈru tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the art or technique of decorating metal or other material, especially by embossing or chasing.

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Origin of toreutics

First recorded in 1655–65; see origin at toreutic, -ics

Words nearby toreutics

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British Dictionary definitions for toreutics

toreutics
/ (təˈruːtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) the art of making detailed ornamental reliefs, esp in metal, by embossing and chasing

Derived forms of toreutics

toreutic, adjective

Word Origin for toreutics

C19: from Greek toreutikos concerning work in relief, from toreuein to bore through, from toreus tool for boring
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