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Definition of "decoupage" [decoupage]

  • The technique of decorating a surface with cutouts, as of paper. (noun)
  • A creation produced by this technique. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "decoupage" in a sentence
  • "So the nation's Capitol also will be receiving a lot of muddy brown ornaments including a hip flask decorated in decoupage."
  • "The English called decoupage 'japanning' in the 18th century, and it became popular with the upper and middle classes by the 19th century."
  • "Kurt is going to kill me though, if I keep saying the word 'decoupage'."