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Definition of "beadwork" [bead•work]

  • See beading. (noun)
  • Architecture Beaded molding. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beadwork" in a sentence
  • "Gibson's "beadwork" is a striking gesture that's also subtle in its implications: Our "superficial decoration," it may say, can trump your "high-art abstraction.""
  • "Few people would argue that Indian beadwork is not authentic simply because it is made of imported European trade goods."
  • "Be it the bold and intricate beadwork from the Maasai Mara or the handcrafted sea glass beads from Ghana's Cape Coast, when such jewelry is unfailingly noticed, I quickly direct the conversation to the independent African businesswomen who have made and sold me these pieces over the past years."