rosemaling

noun
ro·​se·​ma·​ling | \ ˈrō-zə-ˌmä-liŋ How to pronounce rosemaling (audio) , -sə- \

Definition of rosemaling

: painted or sometimes carved decoration (as on furniture, walls, or wooden dinnerware) in Scandinavian peasant style that consists especially of floral designs and inscriptions

Examples of rosemaling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There will be demonstrations of cooking lefse and other Norwegian foods as well as how to do rosemaling, folk painting and other crafts. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Make tracks to Trainfest, get spooky in Indiana and more Midwest events," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rosemaling

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rosemaling

Norwegian, from rose rose + maling painting

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“Rosemaling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosemaling. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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