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 in metal especially by embossing or chasing • toreutic adjective

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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 — /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 —    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 …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • 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 …   Australian English dictionary

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