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silkscreen Syllabification: silk·screen
Pronunciation: /ˈsilkskrēn/
(also silk screen)

Definition of silkscreen in English:


1A screen of fine mesh used in screen-printing.
Example sentences
  • is a technique whereby a cut stencil is attached to a silk screen of very fine mesh stretched on a wooden frame.
  • It is a serigraph created by using more than 60 silk screens to give it an exquisite finish typical of a fine art image.
  • An original print is a work of art which an artist creates by processing a woodblock, or a lithographic stone or plate, or a silk screen so that more than one identical image can be printed from it..
1.1A print made by screen-printing.
Example sentences
  • The children also took part in dance and drama activities, made dream catchers and created a silk screen about Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Apart from anything else, his avuncular visage is no good at all for t-shirts and Warholian silk screens.
  • This exhibit consists of pen and ink drawings, silk screens and just a few posters from the past.


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Print, decorate, or reproduce using a silkscreen.
Example sentences
  • The recreated brush strokes are silk-screened one color at a time until the graphic reflects the painting to the artist's satisfaction.
  • Paul Gauguin's Two Tahitian Women is silk-screened at each corner of the painting.
  • Sometimes when a student silk-screened his or her portrait, the color was just wrong.

Words that rhyme with silkscreen

gangrene • terrene

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