Definition of handicraft in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhandɪkrɑːft/


[mass noun] (also handicrafts)
1Activity involving the making of decorative domestic or other objects by hand: the traditional handicrafts of this region
More example sentences
  • A wide range of wooden statues, ready-made garments, decorative greeting cards, handicrafts items and eateries were on display.
  • A Cheam interior design company is offering people with creative flair the chance to learn new skills at workshops set up to revive interest in traditional handicrafts.
  • Other handicrafts include woodcarving and basketry.
1.1Decorative domestic objects made by hand.
Example sentences
  • The Cottage Industries Emporium here opened shop in 1984, and is considered a one-stop destination to buy varied handicraft and handloom products from all over the country.
  • ‘They regard their creations only as mass handicraft products instead of valuable art forms,’ she added.
  • Small-scale agriculture has been the backbone of the economy, with some light industry, mainly handicraft and garment production.


Middle English: alteration of handcraft, on the pattern of handiwork.

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