Definition of blackwork in English:


Syllabification: black·work
Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌwərk


  • A type of embroidery done in black thread on white cloth, especially popular in England during the Tudor period.
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    • Wearing hose and a white shirt of fine linen, with blackwork at the neck and cuffs, he looked as fine as any man she had known.

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