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silk screen

noun

Simple Definition of silk screen

  • : a method of printing in which ink or paint is forced through a stretched piece of silk cloth

  • : a print that is made by silk screen

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of silk screen

  1. :  a stencil process in which coloring matter is forced onto the material to be printed through the meshes of a silk or organdy screen so prepared as to have pervious printing areas and impervious nonprinting areas; also :  a print made by this process

silk–screen transitive verb

Examples of silk screen in a sentence

  1. artists who work in silk screen

  2. He decorated the office with paintings and silkscreens.



1930

First Known Use of silk screen

1930


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