US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(re′trə säzh; Fr. rə tro̅o̅ sazh)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ret•rous•sage  (re′trə säzh; Fr. rə tro̅o̅ sazh),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fine Artthe technique or action, in etching or engraving, of drawing up ink from within the incised lines of an inked plate by deftly passing a soft cloth across its surface in order to spread ink to the adjacent areas.
  • French: a turning up, equivalent. to retrouss(er) (see retroussé) + -age -age
  • 1955–60


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