wood engraving


Definition of wood engraving

1 : a relief printing surface consisting of a wooden block with a usually pictorial design cut in the end grain
2 : a print from a wood engraving

Examples of wood engraving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a little wood engraving by Edward Gordon Craig. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "The Fallen Worlds of Philip Pullman," 29 Sep. 2019 There are oil paintings, wood engravings, drawings, maps, costumes and photographs, but the show is especially rich in Homer’s ravishing watercolors. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, "Winslow Homer was sentimental. That’s a good thing.," 10 Sep. 2019 An 1868 wood engraving of Harriet Tubman by John Darby shows Tubman dressed as a scout for the Union Army holding a large rifle with her hands curiously placed over the barrel of the gun. Kim Sajet, Smithsonian, "How Portraiture Gave Rise to the Glamour of Guns," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of wood engraving

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wood engraving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20engraving. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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