scroll·​work | \ ˈskrōl-ˌwərk How to pronounce scrollwork (audio) \

Definition of scrollwork

: ornamentation characterized by scrolls especially : fancy designs in wood often made with a scroll saw

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Recent Examples on the Web Emulating Spanish tilework, this entertaining piece also has a floral motif with scrollwork in addition to a blue border. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 4 Aug. 2021 Chisolm said she was tickled by Chojnicka’s ingenuity, comparing it to other creative projects during lockdowns — like focaccia bread decorated with herb wildflowers or sourdough rounds scored with scrollwork. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2021 Abbott’s 1937 photograph shows a jaunty villa designed in a transitional Greek Revival-Italianate style, with Italianate scroll-sawn brackets at the eaves and windows as well as a wraparound porch adorned with lively scrollwork. New York Times, 8 Jan. 2021 Snowflakes, lanterns and scrollwork based on the iron gates beckon you across. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Oct. 2020 This pretty little gun features a very streamlined boxlock design with a single trigger, 26 lines-per-inch checkering, clean but attractive scrollwork, and the option of a straight or pistol grip stock. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 15 June 2020 Among the turquoise scrollwork and wrappings are inlays that depict morel mushrooms, oak leaves, and gobblers. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, 19 Feb. 2020 The diamond and platinum tiara features leaf motifs and floral scrollwork, and was commissioned by Garrard. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, 8 Oct. 2018 The 400 guests perched on mirrored cubes amid the great stone ruins to watch the show after nightfall, the runway strafed by fire and lit by the flickering of iron candelabras with elaborate scrollwork. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of scrollwork

1739, in the meaning defined above

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“Scrollwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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