Definition of woodcut in English:

woodcut

Syllabification: wood·cut
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odˌkət
 
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noun

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.
More example sentences
  • 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.
More example sentences
  • 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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