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linocut

[lahy-nuh-kuht] /ˈlaɪ nəˌkʌt/
noun
1.
a cut made from a design cut into linoleum mounted on a block of wood.
2.
a print made from such a cut.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; lino(leum) + cut
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British Dictionary definitions for linocut

linocut

/ˈlaɪnəʊˌkʌt/
noun
1.
a design cut in relief on linoleum mounted on a wooden block
2.
a print made from such a design
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Encyclopedia Article for linocut

type of print made from a sheet of linoleum into which a design has been cut in relief. This process of printmaking is similar to woodcut, but, since linoleum lacks a grain, linocuts can yield a greater variety of effects than woodcuts can. Linocut designs can be cut in large masses, engraved to give supple white lines, or worked in numerous ways to achieve many different textures. The ease with which linoleum is worked makes it admirably suited to large decorative prints, using broad areas of flat colour

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