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pyrography

[ pahy-rog-ruh-fee ]
/ paɪˈrɒg rə fi /
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noun, plural py·rog·ra·phies for 2.
the process of burning designs on wood, leather, etc., with a heated tool.
a design made by this process.
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Also called py·ro·gra·vure [pahy-ruh-gruh-vyoor, -grey-vyer]. /ˌpaɪ rə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/.

Origin of pyrography

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; pyro- + -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM pyrography

py·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
/ (paɪˈrɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun plural -phies
the art or process of burning designs on wood or leather with heated tools or a flame
a design made by this process

Derived forms of pyrography

pyrographer, nounpyrographic (ˌpaɪrəʊˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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