Examples of inscription in a Sentence
The painting had an inscription that read, “To my loving wife.”
the inscription on a stone monument
Recent Examples of inscription from the Web
The plan for the area also includes incorporating a text inscription to go along with the stones that will include steel from the original World Trade Center that visitors will be able to touch.
The Democratic congressman from Georgia, a civil rights icon himself, and the visiting dignitary were seen viewing the inscriptions of King quotes at the memorial in a video posted to the French Embassy's Facebook page.
The cannon was captured 120 years ago in the Philippines, according to its inscription.
Huffine proudly pointed to an inscription — the year 1956 and his mother's name — at the bottom of the quilt.
The inscription, which combines Latin writing, Greek letters and Christian symbols, was found on a 2-foot stone at Tintagel castle on the coast of Cornwall.
With the help of advanced photographic equipment at the Vatican Museum, Dr. Iozzo established that the inscription on the Oedipus kylix was a message to the painter, telling him what to represent and, to some extent, how.
The original inscription would have been a stark contrast to the weathered exterior—a good choice for a Roanoke colonist but a poor one for a modern forger.
The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of tomb inscriptions, many with enough detail to serve as mini-biographies of Nîmes’ original Roman citizens.
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Did You Know?
With its prefix in-, meaning "in" or "on", it's not surprising that an inscription is either written on or engraved into a surface. Inscriptions in the ancient world were always chiseled into stone, as inscriptions still may be today. The principal monument of the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., for instance, is a black wall on which are inscribed the names of all the Americans who died during the war—each name in full, row upon seemingly endless row. But an inscription may also be a dedication, such as the words "For my wife" all by themselves on a page near the beginning of a book.
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Definition of inscription for English Language Learners
: words that are written on or cut into a surface
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