- the process of burning designs on wood, leather, etc., with a heated tool.
- a design made by this process.
Origin of pyrography
Also called py·ro·gra·vure [pahy-ruh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer] /ˌpaɪ rə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/.
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Examples from the Web for pyrography
They learned that pyrography with a hot poker was very profitable.The Story of the Outlaw
Jerry soaked all the labels off a cigar-box, and then burned a most beautiful inscription on the lid with his pyrography outfit.Us and the Bottleman
Edith Ballinger Price
Zan, let's build her a bead-loom and after it is sand-papered smooth we will decorate it with pyrography work!The Woodcraft Girls at Camp
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It has been used for pyrography and patterns, two hard places to fill, and for which few woods are suitable.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
Pyrography, pī-rog′ra-fi, n. the art of producing a design on wood by applying heat and pressure.
- the art or process of burning designs on wood or leather with heated tools or a flame
- a design made by this process
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