cutwork

noun
cut·​work | \ ˈkət-ˌwərk How to pronounce cutwork (audio) \

Definition of cutwork

: embroidery usually on linen in which a design is outlined in buttonhole stitch and the enclosed material cut away

Examples of cutwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The overskirt is appliqued with cutwork of large dahlias. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of cutwork

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cutwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutwork. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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