silk screen

noun

Definition of silk screen

: a stencil process in which coloring matter is forced onto the material to be printed through the meshes of a silk or organdy screen so prepared as to have pervious printing areas and impervious nonprinting areas; also : a print made by this process

silk-screen

play \ˈsilk-ˌskrēn\ transitive verb

Examples of silk screen in a Sentence

  1. artists who work in silk screen

  2. He decorated the office with paintings and silkscreens.

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First Known Use of silk screen

1930


SILK SCREEN Defined for English Language Learners

silk screen

noun

Definition of silk screen for English Language Learners

  • : a method of printing in which ink or paint is forced through a stretched piece of silk cloth

  • : a print that is made by silk screen


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