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

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wood-block adjective

Examples of woodblock in a Sentence

She made a woodblock print.
Recent Examples on the Web Several of our paintings, art photographs and our 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints were kept for the shoot. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, "What It’s Like to Watch TV Replicate Your Home," 15 Nov. 2019 The third is funny, with woodblocks and even a typewriter. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "‘Drum Circles’ to make Hartford debut when Percussion Collective performs with HSO," 6 Nov. 2019 These motifs are printed on a single piece of paper using woodblocks and then hand-colored using stencils. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Baptism by Fire: How Antoinette Poisson Came to Create Textiles for Gucci’s Resort Collection," 20 June 2018 His art teacher at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa had entered his woodblock cut print in the 1975 Junior Art Exhibit. Faith E. Pinho, latimes.com, "Laguna’s Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters return this weekend," 4 July 2019 Nielsen brought elements of Japanese woodblock prints, Persian miniatures, and fashion illustration to his work. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "MFA takes visitors to ‘delectable’ fantasy worlds with two new exhibitions," 8 Aug. 2019 The show elevates tattooed characters in woodblock prints by 19th century masters. Robert Taylor, The Mercury News, "Tattoo exhibits ready to leave their mark in San Francisco," 23 July 2019 After seeing an exhibit of Japanese woodblock prints, Chéret adopted some of the artists’ approaches to depth and perspective. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How Posters Became Art," 1 July 2019 The show represents a wide array of styles and media showcasing the expressiveness of faces and bodies in graphite, photography, woodblock, and more. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of woodblock

1837, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2019

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“Woodblock.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodblocks. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of woodblock

: a piece of wood that has a design cut into it and that is used for printing

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