wood carving


Definition of wood carving

: the art of fashioning or ornamenting objects of wood by cutting with a sharp handheld implement also : an object of wood so fashioned or ornamented

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Other Words from wood carving

wood-carver \ ˈwu̇d-​ˌkär-​vər How to pronounce wood-carver (audio) \ noun

Examples of wood carving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In terms of surviving the wild, simple wood carving may seem like busy work, frivolous, or even worthless. Popular Science, "Eight wood-carving skills to help you survive," 14 Apr. 2020 Authentic wood carvings, pufferfish lights and rattan furniture complete the oceanic decor. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The DNC will bring an onslaught of visitors to Milwaukee. Here are 9 quirky Airbnb listings," 20 Feb. 2020 But the building might be best known for its glockenspiel, a 49-foot tower featuring wood carvings of local community members that plays recorded music four times a day. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Glockenspiel restaurant, Mount Angel’s German flagship, has closed," 4 Feb. 2020 His hobbies included gardening, woodworking and wood carving which won many ribbons from the local fairs. courant.com, "George L. Lamy," 23 Oct. 2019 To his right sat a nearly life-sized wood carving of the American icon, sporting a cowboy hat, leather vest and white bandana. Marina Starleaf Riker, ExpressNews.com, "She took a chance on a homeless man. Eighteen years later, they’re still in love," 31 Dec. 2019 The letter was in response to a homeless man storming the church and smashing a 200-year-old wood carving of Mary with a large rock. Fox News, "Homelessness crisis: From houseboats to boulders, unconventional methods used to tackle problem in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Sip on warm amazake (a sweet fermented rice drink) and watch Kabuki players perform on floats decorated with paper lanterns, gilded wood carvings, and intricate tapestries. National Geographic, "December hot list: 5 essential experiences," 25 Nov. 2019 The 18th annual Nature Art Fest, featuring unique items from professional artists inspired by nature, will offer paintings, stained glass, wood carvings, ceramics, jewelry, yard art and more. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Get in touch with your artistic side with these Medina County Parks programs," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of wood carving

circa 1710, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood carving was circa 1710

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“Wood carving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20carving. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wood carving

: the art of cutting designs into wood or carving objects out of wood

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