[ stee-vuhn-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈsti vənˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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a small picture woven in colored silk thread: introduced in 1879 and mass-produced on a Jacquard-type loom.
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Also Ste·vens·graph [stee-vuhnz-graf, -grahf]. /ˈsti vənzˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/.
Origin of Stevengraph
After Thomas Stevens (1828–88), English silk-weaver, who developed a mechanical technique to produce the pictures; see -graph
Words nearby Stevengraph
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British Dictionary definitions for Stevengraph
/ (ˈstiːvənˌɡrɑːf) /
a picture, usually small, woven in silk
Word Origin for Stevengraph
named after Thomas Stevens (1828–88), English weaver
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