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Definition of "scrollwork" [scrollwork]

  • Embellishment with a scroll motif, especially ornamentation executed in wood with a scroll saw. (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 "scrollwork" in a sentence
  • "Stacked, with ribbon or simple scrollwork, which is very, very popular, "he said."
  • "The massive wooden doors, intricately carved with ornate scrollwork and inlaid with green-veined ruatinite, dominated the courtyard."
  • "Angelica points up and shows them the scrollwork along the ceiling, which makes them ooh and aah."