crew·​el·​work ˈkrü-əl-ˌwərk How to pronounce crewelwork (audio)
: embroidery work with crewel

Examples of crewelwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the primary bedroom, the bed has a canopy in a de Le Cuona crewelwork fabric. Howard Christian, ELLE Decor, 24 May 2023 The master bedroom’s custom headboard is upholstered in a crewelwork fabric by Shyam Ahuja and dressed with Tessilarte linens. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 29 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crewelwork was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Crewelwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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