Definition of linocut in English:

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linocut

Pronunciation: /ˈlīnōˌkət/

noun

1A design or form carved in relief on a block of linoleum.
Example sentences
  • In part one of this article the basic printmaking techniques relief printing and intaglio printing were discussed and the relief techniques woodcut, wood engraving and linocut were introduced.
  • He continued to create woodcuts, etchings and linocuts.
  • This process involves etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut and wood block.
1.1A print made from a linocut.
Example sentences
  • His very first print, a linocut, made in the same year, Spiral Motif was one of the earliest of his abstract forms and recurred throughout his career.
  • By the time he died in 1973 he had produced a substantial body of original etchings, lithographs and linocuts, which rank with the greatest prints of the 20th Century.
  • He offers a series of large, velvet-like linocuts, printed with precision.

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Syllabification: li·no·cut

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