noun (used with a singular verb)

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

Origin of toreutics

First recorded in 1655–65; see origin at toreutic, -ics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for toreutics



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