Definition of woodblock in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdblɒk


  • 1A block of wood, especially one forming part of a floor: [as modifier]: a woodblock floor
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    • Faced with the challenge of selecting a flooring solution that created the right ambience, reclaimed maple woodblock from a timber flooring specialist provided the solution.
    • The reception hall with mahogany woodblock floor leads to a gracious drawing room with windows on three sides overlooking the well-tended gardens.
  • 1.1A block of wood from which woodcut prints are made.
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    • For the creation of one of these prints several woodblocks have to be carved, a key-block for the outlines and one block for each color.
    • The woodblock printing technique came from China to Japan several hundred years ago.
    • Watanabe's print shop was completely destroyed - and with it the woodblocks of all 500 prints created by Takahashi Hiroaki.
  • 1.2A hollow wooden block used as a percussion instrument.
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    • The other plays a multiple percussion setup consisting of a seven-piece drumset supplemented by a woodblock, pedal-operated tambourine, triangle and slapstick.
    • Activities involving clapping, playing a woodblock, or tossing a beanbag work well with more upbeat tempi since the muscle movement takes a shorter time to complete.
    • A more animated idea follows, with frolicking clarinets and boisterous woodblocks.

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