[ beed-wurk ]

Origin of beadwork

First recorded in 1745–55; bead + work

Words Nearby beadwork Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beadwork in a sentence

  • A moccasin, flaps decorated with undulating red, white and black beadwork, was still on the foot.

    Shaman | Robert Shea
  • beadwork is very strong, and this is beginning to look tattered, a sure sign that it has seen long service.

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • They were all dressed out in new light-blue capotes and corduroy trousers, which they tied at the knee with beadwork garters.

    Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
  • I bring her fine skins of the otter, the beaver, and the fawn; beadwork also from the villages and bracelets of copper and pearl.

    Audrey | Mary Johnston
  • Many naked bodies were covered with beadwork, silks, damask, and even red and green table-cloths trimmed with gold and silver.

    The White Queen of Okoyong | W.P. Livingstone