[ zahy-log-ruh-fee ]
/ zaɪˈlɒg rə fi /


the art of engraving on wood, or of printing from such engravings.

Origin of xylography

From the French word xylographie, dating back to 1810–20. See xylo-, -graphy

Related forms

xy·log·ra·pher, nounxy·lo·graph·ic [zahy-luh-graf-ik] /ˌzaɪ ləˈgræf ɪk/, xy·lo·graph·i·cal, adjectivexy·lo·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for xylography


/ (zaɪˈlɒɡrəfɪ) /


the art, craft, or process of printing from wooden blocks

Derived Forms

xylographer, nounxylographic (ˌzaɪləˈɡræfɪk) or xylographical, adjective
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