handwork

noun
hand·​work | \ ˈhand-ˌwərk How to pronounce handwork (audio) \

Definition of handwork

: work done with the hands and not by machines : handiwork

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Other Words from handwork

handworker \ ˈhand-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce handworker (audio) \ noun

Examples of handwork in a Sentence

She wore a beaded dress that required many hours of handwork.
Recent Examples on the Web The work includes handwork first, such as arrows, stop bars, crosswalks, railroad crossings and school zones. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "North Ridgeville roads update; trick-or-treating tips for kids and parents," 5 Oct. 2020 The crews will be doing all the handwork first including arrows, stop bars, crosswalks, railroad crossings, and school zones. cleveland, "NR Pizza Bake-off benefits Citizens For Better Schools, Community Care: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 26 Sep. 2020 The delicate construction of these curvilinear pieces requires a combination of handwork and 3-D printing. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "From Rachel Weld Newton, Jewelry That Speaks to Our Times," 25 Sep. 2020 Paid far less than their male coworkers, girls were often employed to do the most precise handwork, like fashioning gold watch chains or hand-painting enamel, because of their thin and dexterous fingers. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Lockets," 10 Aug. 2020 Each wig can take between 40 and 60 hours of handwork to make and cost between $1,250 and $1,800, Fleming said. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "This Louisville company is hand-making the best 'Designer Santa Beards' in the world," 18 Dec. 2019 Her passions included handwork of all sorts and working in her several gardens, and the UCONN Girls Basketball. courant.com, "Marion B. Brown," 21 Nov. 2019 In fact, the price of a gown with the brand only increases should added handwork, like embroidery, be required, which would be something only the client would request. Heather Hall, Harper's BAZAAR, "From Bridal Salons to Custom Gowns, Here's Where Size Inclusivity Stands in the Bridal Industry," 19 Apr. 2019 Pieces highlighting colorful stones are meant to evoke thoughts of the beading and embroidery house founded by Pavlovich’s sister, Marie, who indeed provided handwork for Chanel’s designs. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Latest Red Carpet-Ready Looks From Paris High-Jewelry Collections," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of handwork

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2020

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“Handwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handwork. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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handwork

noun
How to pronounce handwork (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of handwork

: work done with your hands and not by a machine

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