The art of working metal or other materials by the use of embossing, chasing, engraving, and fine carving, to form minutely detailed reliefs. (pr. teh-roo'ticks) Also see dent and repoussé.

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  • Toreutics — is the art of working metal, [Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art Volume II (Aesthetics) by G. W. F. Hegel and T. M. Knox (1998) p.161] [How to Understand Sculpture by Margaret Thomas, Kessinger Publishing, 2005, p.25] by hammering gold or silver… …   Wikipedia

  • toreutics — [tō ro͞ot′iks] n. the art of making toreutic work …   English World dictionary

  • toreutics — noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: toreutic, adjective, from Greek toreutikos, from toreuein to bore through, chase, from toreus boring tool; akin to Greek tetrainein to bore more at throw Date: 1847 the art or process of working …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toreutics — /teuh rooh tiks/, n. (used with a singular v.) the art or technique of decorating metal or other material, esp. by embossing or chasing. [1655 65; see TOREUTIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • toreutics — noun The art of making relief or intaglio designs, especially by chasing, carving or embossing in metal …   Wiktionary

  • toreutics — study of artistic work in metal Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • toreutics — [tə ru:tɪks] plural noun [treated as sing.] the art of chasing, carving, and embossing in metal to create designs in relief or intaglio. Derivatives toreutic adjective Origin C19: from Gk toreutikos, from toreuein to work in relief …   English new terms dictionary

  • toreutics — to·reu·tics …   English syllables

  • toreutics — to•reu•tics [[t]təˈru tɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) the art or technique of decorating metal or other material, esp. by embossing or chasing • Etymology: 1655–65; < Gk toreutikós=toreú(ein) to bore, chase, emboss + tikos tic; see ics… …   From formal English to slang

  • toreutics — /təˈrutɪks/ (say tuh roohtiks) noun the art of decorating metal by embossing or engraving …  

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