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 carving (audio) \ noun

Examples of wood carving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sophia estimates that her father has worked with over 1,000 craftspeople across Mexico over the course of his career, on materials and techniques ranging from marble to iron, wood carving to mural painting. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 24 Mar. 2021 Above the unused fireplace is a single lit candle and framed portraits of dead relatives, watched over by a wood carving of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Nic Garcia, Dallas News, 29 Nov. 2020 The pieces belonged to people imprisoned at other camps but are representative of the work that would have been created at Manzanar—wood carving and sculpture, painting and embroidery—with the exception of two delicate corsages made of tiny shells. oregonlive, 9 Nov. 2020 Pillsbury dabbled in drawing as a youngster in Nebraska and picked up sculpturing, wax and clay whittling, wood carving and creating bronze, silver and gold jewelry in later years. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2020 Certain indoor activities, such as those centered on knitting or wood carving, Sattin said, can not be started up indoors until the CPA figures out how they can be held safely to include social distancing, wearing of masks and extreme cleanliness. cleveland, 19 Sep. 2020 Her five-foot wood carving of the Virgin Mary and Christ child graces the lobby of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Elm Grove. jsonline.com, 13 Aug. 2020 In terms of surviving the wild, simple wood carving may seem like busy work, frivolous, or even worthless. Popular Science, 14 Apr. 2020 Authentic wood carvings, pufferfish lights and rattan furniture complete the oceanic decor. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Feb. 2020

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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 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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