brick·​work | \ ˈbrik-ˌwərk How to pronounce brickwork (audio) \

Definition of brickwork

: work of or with bricks and mortar

Examples of brickwork in a Sentence

Some of the brickwork is in need of repair.

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Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Spain Rooms at the Mercer are bright, spacious, and impeccably laid out; some have even been built into an original Roman defense tower, translating to walls of gorgeous, centuries-old brickwork. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The addition was built using a pale Danish brick, which echoes the original brickwork of the house and remains exposed within the addition. Ruth Bloomfield, WSJ, "Behind the Scenes of a London Townhouse’s Modern Makeover," 15 Aug. 2018 But that's the case for Compère Lapin, part of boutique hotel The Old 77, which has exposed brickwork and looming wooden beams. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Restaurants in New Orleans," 28 Feb. 2018 As the Peale Center sat vacant for nearly 20 years, plants and grass overtook the original stone and brickwork in the outdoor courtyard. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Morgan project aims to help diversify architecture, historic preservation fields," 10 July 2018 Built in 1172, the minaret was approximately 145 feet tall and decorated with ornamental brickwork that was renowned during that period, widely considered a golden age of Islamic architecture and art. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "Mosul’s Renowned Religious Complex Will Rise From the Rubble," 24 Apr. 2018 The parish hall addition, which features substantial brickwork and heavy timber framing, is an integral part of the overall property, according to the city's historic preservation planners. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Conversion of historic downtown Milwaukee St. James Church to event venue wins city approval," 10 July 2018 That building is 288 Pacific Ave., where residents last month began moving into 33 units contained within an overscaled grid of brickwork and recessed metal. John King,, "Well-crafted Jackson Square condos rich in design inspiration," 2 July 2018 The apartment block’s uneven brickwork and missing mortar contrast sharply with the gleaming blue and white soccer palace that Russian media say cost about 17.9 billion rubles ($283 million). Washington Post, "Nizhny Novgorod: Soviet ‘closed city’ teems with tourists," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of brickwork

1580, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of brickwork

: the part of something that is made with bricks

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