scherenschnitte

noun
sche·​ren·​schnit·​te | \ ˈshārənˌshnitə \
plural -s

Definition of scherenschnitte

: the art of cutting paper into decorative designs

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History and Etymology for scherenschnitte

German, plural of scherenschnitt, literally, scissors cut, from scheren, plural of schere scissors (from Middle High German schære, plural, from Old High German skār) + schnitt cut, from Middle High German snit, from Old High German; akin to Old English snid cut, from the Germanic root of snīthan to cut

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“Scherenschnitte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scherenschnitte. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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