plas·​ter·​work ˈpla-stər-ˌwərk How to pronounce plasterwork (audio)
: plastering often ornate in design used to finish architectural constructions

Examples of plasterwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the last four years, Japanese artisans collaborated with architects, engineers, and construction workers to mindfully recreate the wood and stonework of the building, and the tiling and plasterwork of the roof, paying special attention to honor the cultural traditions. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 29 Aug. 2023 Purple, pink and teal, with whimsical rococo plasterwork, the Venetian Court homes are an indelible snapshot of 1920s California. Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 That experience starts in the main lobby, where guests are greeted by a design motivated by the original decor, which includes the grand columns framing the magnificent icon staircase and stucco plasterwork on the ceiling and walls that were all carefully restored. Devorah Lev-Tov, Robb Report, 27 July 2023 Notable updates were made to the plasterwork, as well as the walls inside the formal dining room. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 23 June 2023 Think ornate plasterwork, intricate cornicing, paneling, and soaring high ceilings. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2023 Think soaring 16-foot ceilings, sash windows, and ornate plasterwork. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2023 The plasterwork slopes steeply from ceiling to floor, extending from the initial entryway out to the exterior window overlooking the Tokyo cityscape and, on a clear day, Mount Fuji. David Michels, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 On the ceiling above the table, instead of a chandelier, three giant metal spiders with lighted abdomens seem to be crawling across the ornate plasterwork. Nancy Hass François Halard, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plasterwork was in 1600

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“Plasterwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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