xylography [zī läg′rə fē]
[Fr xylographie: see XYLO- & -GRAPHY]
Rare the art of making woodcuts or wood engravings
xylographic [zī΄lə graf′ik]

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  • Xylography — Xy*log ra*phy, n. [Xylo + graphy: cf. F. xylographie.] [1913 Webster] 1. The art of engraving on wood. [1913 Webster] 2. The art of making prints from the natural grain of wood. Knight. [1913 Webster] 3. A method pf printing in colors upon wood… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • xylography —    A printing technique that involves carving text in relief upon a wooden block, which is then inked and an impression made on paper. Xylography combines xylo , meaning wood, and graphy, which denotes writing in a specified manner. Xylography… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • xylography — noun Etymology: French xylographie, from xyl + graphie graphy Date: 1816 the art of making engravings on wood especially for printing • xylograph noun • xylographer noun • xylographic also xylographical adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • xylography — xylographer, n. xylographic /zuy leuh graf ik/, xylographical, adj. xylographically, adv. /zuy log reuh fee/, n. the art of engraving on wood, or of printing from such engravings. [1810 20; < F xylographie. See XYLO , GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • xylography — noun The art of making xylographs …   Wiktionary

  • Xylography — Ксилография (способ изготовления гравюр на дереве) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • xylography — art of engraving on wood Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • xylography — xy·log·ra·phy || zaɪ lÉ‘grÉ™fɪ / lÉ’g n. art of engraving on wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xylography — n. 1. Wood engraving, wood graver s art, wood cutting, engraving on wood. 2. Decorative printing on wood, printed wood decoration …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • xylography — xy·log·ra·phy …   English syllables