Definition of woodblock in English:


Syllabification: wood·block
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odˌbläk


  • 1A block of wood, especially one from which woodcut prints are made.
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    • For the creation of one of these prints several woodblocks have to be carved, a key-block for the outlines and one block for each color.
    • The woodblock printing technique came from China to Japan several hundred years ago.
    • Watanabe's print shop was completely destroyed - and with it the woodblocks of all 500 prints created by Takahashi Hiroaki.
  • 1.1A print made with a woodblock.
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    • The collection includes a variety of American and Western watercolors, etchings, lithographs, Japanese woodblock prints, Native American art, basketry and pottery.
    • The traditional art of Japanese woodblock printing never knew the distinction between the fine arts and commercial arts and between artists and artisans.
    • Then artists began to design, carve and print woodblock prints themselves.
  • 1.2A hollow wooden block used as a percussion instrument.
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    • The other plays a multiple percussion setup consisting of a seven-piece drumset supplemented by a woodblock, pedal-operated tambourine, triangle and slapstick.
    • Activities involving clapping, playing a woodblock, or tossing a beanbag work well with more upbeat tempi since the muscle movement takes a shorter time to complete.
    • A more animated idea follows, with frolicking clarinets and boisterous woodblocks.

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