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Definition of "woodblock" []

  • See woodcut. (noun)
  • Music A hollow block of wood struck with a drumstick to produce percussive effects in an orchestra. (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 "woodblock" in a sentence
  • "Medieval women in woodblock prints and on church windows are very apple-breasted, slim-waisted and heavily-pregnant-tummied in a silhouette that can only be achieved while wearing clothing."
  • "This Saturday you can get join the festivities in a more academic way by attending a lecture by Shirley Luber, an expert in Japanese woodblock prints, at"
  • "By the late 18th century, the woodblock was the poor relation to steel or copper engravings."