Definition of woodcut in English:


Syllabification: wood·cut
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odˌkət


  • 1A print of a type made from a design cut in a block of wood, formerly widely used for illustrations in books. Compare with wood engraving.
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    • Apart from paintings he produced etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts as book illustrations.
    • He created lithographs, etchings, drypoints, lino cuts, woodcuts and aquatints.
    • When only woodcuts, etchings and engravings could be printed, the images would get worse and worse over time as the blocks or plates wore down.
  • 1.1The technique of making woodcuts.
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    • Fabrics printed from wood are found in Middle Eastern work of the 5th century ad, and woodcut technique was advanced in China from the 9th century and probably earlier.
    • Regular visits to China added new stock, not only of paintings, but also of artist's woodblock prints, folk art, stone rubbings and technically virtuosic colour woodcut reproductions of major masterpieces.
    • The artist works in the traditional woodcut technique.

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