pyrography

[pahy-rog-ruh-fee]
noun, plural py·rog·ra·phies for 2.
  1. the process of burning designs on wood, leather, etc., with a heated tool.
  2. a design made by this process.

Origin of pyrography

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; pyro- + -graphy
Also called py·ro·gra·vure [pahy-ruh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer] /ˌpaɪ rə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/.
Related formspy·rog·ra·pher, nounpy·ro·graph·ic [pahy-ruh-graf-ik] /ˌpaɪ rəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrography

pyrography

noun plural -phies
  1. the art or process of burning designs on wood or leather with heated tools or a flame
  2. a design made by this process
Derived Formspyrographer, nounpyrographic (ˌpaɪrəʊˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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