xyloglyphy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

xyloglyphy (uncountable)

  1. The art of carving in wood.
    Xyloglyphy is a form of sculpture, whereas xylography is engraving in wood.
  2. Work produced by this means.
    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.