Dictionary.com

rosemaling

[ roh-zuh-mah-ling ]
/ ˈroʊ zəˌmɑ lɪŋ /
Save This Word!

noun
decorative work of Norwegian folk origin consisting of painted or carved floral designs, as on furniture or woodwork.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of rosemaling

1940–45; <Norwegian, equivalent to roserose1 + maling painting
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for rosemaling

rosemaling
/ (ˈrəʊzəˌmɑːlɪŋ, -sə-) /

noun
a type of painted or carved decoration in Scandinavian peasant style consisting of floral motifs

Word Origin for rosemaling

C20: from Norwegian, literally: rose painting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK