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xylography

[ zahy-log-ruh-fee ]

noun

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


xylography

/ zaɪˈlɒɡrəfɪ; ˌzaɪləˈɡræfɪk /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • xylographic, adjective
  • xyˈlographer, noun
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Other Words From

  • xy·logra·pher noun
  • xy·lo·graph·ic [zahy-l, uh, -, graf, -ik], xylo·graphi·cal adjective
  • xylo·graphi·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of xylography1

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

Xylography is the art of engraving upon wood; etching, mezzotinto, aquatinta, are varieties of the art of engraving upon copper.

We have said that according to a generally received opinion we must look upon playing cards as the oldest remains of xylography.

We need but look at the development of our art handicrafts—xylography and copper-etching, for instance.

Xylography was also practiced in China long before Europe knew the art.

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