Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art of working metal or other materials by the use of embossing and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs.

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  • n. The art of making relief or intaglio designs, especially by chasing, carving or embossing in metal

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See the quotation.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Greek toreutikos, of metal work, from toreutos, worked in relief, from toreuein, to work in relief, from toreus, a boring tool; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.

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  • What a relief!

    September 29, 2007