lac·​quer·​work ˈla-kər-ˌwərk How to pronounce lacquerwork (audio)

Examples of lacquerwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are hung near some 50 Japanese prints that played a role in the development of van Gogh’s distinctive style, as well as Japanese lacquerwork and painted scrolls. Nina Siegal, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2018 And so, too, in Myanmar and Cambodia, both countries with their own distinct craft traditions and whose modern histories have in many ways eclipsed what they were always known for: their carvings, their weavings, their lacquerwork. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lacquerwork was in 1854

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“Lacquerwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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