met·​al·​work | \ ˈme-tᵊl-ˌwərk How to pronounce metalwork (audio) \

Definition of metalwork

: the product of metalworking especially : a metal object of artistic merit

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metalworker \ ˈme-​tᵊl-​ˌwər-​kər How to pronounce metalworker (audio) \ noun

Examples of metalwork in a Sentence

a beautiful piece of metalwork

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Isenhart said entries are divided into the show categories: additional media; ceramics; drawing, illustration, printmaking; enamel; fiber; glass; jewelry; leather; mixed media; painting; photography; sculpture/metalwork and wood. Carol Kovach,, "Lakewood Arts Festival draws big crowds for 42nd annual event," 6 Aug. 2019 Stone details, carved doors, and raw iron and metalwork on windows, over balconies, and front doors are other common features. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About Mediterranean-Style Houses," 21 June 2019 The allegorical range is marvelous in tapestries, metalwork, architectural fragments (painted ceiling panels, carved column capitals), game boards and other medieval objects of courtly and monastic life. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Unicorns are just one of the wild rides in the Getty’s marvelous ‘Book of Beasts’," 23 July 2019 The house’s 100th-anniversary collection highlights signature elements like its intricate goldwork, seen on this Budelli cocktail ring in 18-karat white and yellow gold, metalwork that nicely frames a sizeable kunzite. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Latest Red Carpet-Ready Looks From Paris High-Jewelry Collections," 8 July 2019 Inside the white cube is a dizzying display of Bauhaus icons, the creations of students and instructors who worked on weaving, ceramics, metalwork, art, music, dance, photography, furniture, architecture and even typography. Margo Pfeiff,, "Exploring the birthplace of Bauhaus, a German movement that changed design," 16 June 2019 In the dining room, Gamble installed grasscloth wallpaper for texture and found a statement chandelier (using Houzz’s Visual Match tool) that reminded Henson of her father’s metalwork. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Taraji P. Henson Surprises her Stepmother—With a New House," 7 May 2019 René Lalique supplied chandeliers and glass entrance doors featuring winged glassy goddesses; Max Ingrand created etched glass panels for some of the reception rooms, and Raymond Subes the elegant metalwork. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Makes the Most of His Trip to Tokyo for Valentino Pre-Fall—And Then Some," 2 Dec. 2018 In Britain, there was a great exodus of people from rural areas to cities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries seeking work in the factories and metalworks created by the Industrial Revolution. James Freeman, WSJ, "Trump’s Tax Wisdom," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of metalwork

1552, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of metalwork

: things that are made out of metal especially : metal objects that are made in an artistic and skillful way

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