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Pronunciation: /ˈhændiwɜːrk; ˈhændiwɜːk/

Translation of handiwork in Spanish:


uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (craftsmanship) trabajo (masculine) his superb handiwork su estupendo trabajo, su maestría 1.2 (product) artesanías (feminine plural), objetos (masculine plural) artesanales the children's handiwork was on display los trabajos manuales de los niños estaban expuestos
    Example sentences
    • It stocks exclusively handloom sarees, and this is evident from the intricate handiwork and embroidery on the latest arrivals.
    • Despite her handiwork having decorated the entire village for many carnivals, Wendy remains modest about her achievement.
    • As for director Christine Jeffs' handiwork, it is marquetry done in mittens.
    1.3 (doing) [pejorative/peyorativo] obra (feminine) it looks like Laura's handiwork to me a mí me parece obra de Laura
    Example sentences
    • She is inspired by traditional woman's handiwork like crocheting and knitting, she says.
    • In his early years, George would have been much sought after for his handiwork skills, particularly woodwork.
    • ‘Fireworks are still made by hand and fired by human handiwork,’ Nigel says.

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