serigraph

noun

seri·​graph ˈser-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce serigraph (audio)
: an original silk-screen color print
serigrapher noun
serigraphy noun

Examples of serigraph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The presentation features more than 40 paintings and 10 serigraphs in her distinct abstract style, but also a variety of earlier landscape watercolors, sumi ink drawings, figurative paintings, ephemera, and formative works from as early as 1938. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 The prints are listed primarily as serigraph, also known as silk-screen, or relief, which includes woodcut and linocut. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2023 This historic abode is home to the world’s largest collection of Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz memorabilia, including the famous blue-and-white gingham dress the Hollywood icon wore when doing test shoots for The Wizard of Oz—and an original serigraph of Garland by Andy Warhol. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 9 Feb. 2021 The movie is almost like a serigraph in black and white that then has another layer of color. Brent Lang, Variety, 17 Dec. 2021 Who Shagged Me, where it is complemented by multi-colored walls and flooring in vibrant primary colors, and an Andy Warhol-esque serigraph of Austin Powers himself. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, 10 Feb. 2021 Additional serigraphs include Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Maine and a Swallowtail Butterfly. Courant Community, 17 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Latin sericum silk + Greek graphein to write, draw — more at carve

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of serigraph was in 1940

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“Serigraph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serigraph. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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