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 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 The head skins were mounted on unprocessed wood carvings. Washington Post, "No, you can’t bring African animal skins, heads, or giant African land snail shells to the U.S. and call them ‘drums and clothes’," 11 Oct. 2019 Its vocabulary will focus on Haida visual arts, like wood carving, but Gwaai believes that the concepts could easily be applied to film, too. Julian Brave Noisecat, The New Yorker, "Can Film Save Indigenous Languages?," 14 Nov. 2019 The image of a bear clamping a salmon between its powerful jaws is an iconic symbol of Hokkaido, reproduced on T-shirts and in wood carvings on sale in almost every souvenir shop. Author: Simon Denyer, Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific," 13 Nov. 2019 LaFrance also has worked in wood carving and quilting. USA TODAY, "Lighthouse in peril, Wizard Rock, cable a la carte: News from around our 50 states," 4 Nov. 2019 The animal heads were mounted on unprocessed wood carvings, inspectors said. Fox News, "African cat skins, antelope head, giant snail shells confiscated by US Customs," 11 Oct. 2019 Find everything from artisan wood carvings to handmade soaps and candles to gifts for children. BostonGlobe.com, "EVENTS," 19 Oct. 2018 There’s people that do mosaics, wood carving and ceramics. Jessi Virtusio, Daily Southtown, "‘Music Mix, Colours & Sound’ in Park Forest showcases Salon Artists Gallery members’ work," 13 June 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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6 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Wood carving.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20carving. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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wood carving


English Language Learners Definition of wood carving

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

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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