stone·​work | \ ˈstōn-ˌwərk How to pronounce stonework (audio) \

Definition of stonework

1 : a structure or part built of stone : masonry
2 : the shaping, preparation, or setting of stone

Examples of stonework in a Sentence

The stonework on this house is over 100 years old.
Recent Examples on the Web The roughly 25,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate, which has antique stonework and terra-cotta roofs, is reminiscent of old estates along France’s Côte d’Azur, Mr. Rappaport said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2022 The stage will be surrounded by 100-year-old barnwood, in addition to predominant stonework, according to information released by the new venue’s backers. Chris Willman, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 The home took about 2 ½ years to build, with nearly eight months spent on the stonework, including the extensive use of Neolith on the kitchen cabinets, bathroom walls, and bathroom cabinets. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 24 Mar. 2022 Eye candy at Sesquicentennial Plaza Park includes native plant gardens, intricate stonework, natural pools, cascading fountains and dramatic downtown views. Robin Soslow, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 One countertop island features stonework that mimics the design of the fireplace. Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2021 The exterior design only adds to the grandeur, with its full-width second-floor Juliet balcony featuring a delicate, cast-iron railing, lovely arched windows and an imposing front entrance with arched stonework. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2022 French Renaissance stucco and stone house in Homeland is architecturally distinctive with its mansard roof, dormers, plantation shutters and decorative stonework at the corners and framing the front door and windows. Mary Carole Mccauley,, 3 Mar. 2022 On the exterior, the home has a white facade with stonework, custom swings, and top-tier landscaping. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 13 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of stonework

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stonework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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