woodblock

noun
wood·​block | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌbläk How to pronounce woodblock (audio) \

Definition of woodblock

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wood-block \ ˈwu̇d-​ˌbläk How to pronounce woodblock (audio) \ adjective

Examples of woodblock in a Sentence

She made a woodblock print.
Recent Examples on the Web The traditional garments were known to the West through woodblock prints and exported decorative arts even before the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 7 June 2022 Kids are welcome and participants are encouraged to bring their clothing, textiles or anything else that can be enhanced by a woodblock pattern, Sign up for one of two three-hour sessions for $50 per person. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 2 May 2022 The woodblock pulse is sometimes taken up by clanging cowbell, slashed chords, or the ominous, clocklike ticking of bowsticks against strings. Hannah Edgar, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2022 The woodblock prints were done by various European artists, most between 1900 and 1920. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 2 Feb. 2022 The woodblock prints were done by various European artists, most between 1900 and 1920. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 2 Feb. 2022 The woodblock prints were done by various European artists, most between 1900 and 1920. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 2 Feb. 2022 The woodblock prints were done by various European artists, most between 1900 and 1920. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 2 Feb. 2022 The woodblock prints were done by various European artists, most between 1900 and 1920. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of woodblock

1837, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2022

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“Woodblock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodblock. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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