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

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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, "Van Gogh Never Visited Japan, but He Saw It Everywhere," 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, "A Treasure-Hunting Trip to Cambodia and Myanmar," 24 Apr. 2017

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Lacquerwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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