linocut

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English[edit]

Siamkatze (Siamese Cat, 1946), a linocut by Norbertine Bresslern-Roth

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lino (linoleum) +‎ cut.

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linocut (plural linocuts)

  1. (art, printing) A type of woodcut in which a block of linoleum is used for the relief surface; the design cut into the block.
    • 2009 June 14, Ann Hodgman, “A kid’s best friends: goldfish”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Still, this book's offbeat settings and strong, simple illustrations, in acrylic paint with pencil and rough-hewn linocut outlines, should help preschoolers — and parents — realize that when you bring some creativity to pet ownership, even a fish can be fun.

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