Definition of repoussé in English:

repoussé

adjective

  • (of metalwork) hammered into relief from the reverse side.

    ‘a charming sterling silver bowl with repoussé motifs’
    • ‘The techniques involved, including repoussé relief, inlays, enamelling, filigree, engraving, and hatching, are those of exceptionally skilled designer-craftsmen, who held a deservedly important position in society.’

noun

mass noun
  • Repoussé metalwork.

Origin

Mid 19th century: French, literally ‘pushed back’, past participle of repousser, from re- (expressing intensive force) + pousser ‘to push’.

Pronunciation

repoussé

/rəˈpuːseɪ/