xyloglyphy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ξύλον (ksúlon, wood) + γλυφή (gluphḗ, carving)

Noun[edit]

xyloglyphy (plural not attested)

  1. The art of carving in wood.
    • Xyloglyphy is a form of sculpture, whereas xylography is engraving in wood.
    • The artist's most popular xyloglyphy was his "Laughing Buddha" series of carvings.
    • The company produced household xyloglyphy, including shrines and other kinds of carvings in Chinese traditional style.