from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The technique of decorating a surface with cutouts, as of paper.
- n. A creation produced by this technique.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An art technique in which paper cut outs (either from magazines etc or specially made) are glued onto the surface of an object and sometimes painted or decorated
- n. An artwork made by this technique
- v. To perform or use the art technique of decoupage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
- n. the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer
French découpage, from découper, to cut up or out, from Old French descolper : des-, de- + colper, to cut (from colp, stroke; see coup).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French découpage, from découper ("to cut up"). (Wiktionary)