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scherenschnitte

noun sche·ren·schnit·te \ˈshārənˌshnitə\

Definition of scherenschnitte

plural

-s

  1. :  the art of cutting paper into decorative designs



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Origin and Etymology of scherenschnitte

German, plural of scherenschnitt, literally, scissors cut, from scheren, plural of schere scissors (from Middle High German schære, plural, from Old High German skār) + schnitt cut, from Middle High German snit, from Old High German; akin to Old English snid cut, from the Germanic root of snīthan to cut — more at shear, schneider


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