Definition of woodcut in English:

woodcut

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊdkʌt
 
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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.
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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.
1.1 [mass noun] The 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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