crew·​el·​work | \ ˈkrü-əl-ˌwərk How to pronounce crewelwork (audio) \

Definition of crewelwork

: embroidery work with crewel

Examples of crewelwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The master bedroom’s custom headboard is upholstered in a crewelwork fabric by Shyam Ahuja and dressed with Tessilarte linens. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Eras And Worlds Collide At An 18th-Century Farm Estate In The Hudson Valley," 29 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of crewelwork

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Crewelwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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