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Borrowed from French xylographie, corresponding to xylo- (wood) +‎ -graphy (writing).[1]


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  • Rhymes: -ɒɡɹəfi


xylography (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The art of making xylographs.
    Coordinate term: woodblock printing
    • 1995, Manfredo Tafuri, Venice and the Renaissance, MIT Press (→ISBN), page 236:
      Furthermore, one ought to mention the xylography that has been attributed to Titian since the eighteenth century and that represents San Rocco e storie della sua vita (fig. 72) (London, British Museum, inv. 1860-4-14-140), circulated as a []
    • 2018, Peter Francis Kornicki, Chinese Writing and the Rise of the Vernacular in East Asia, Oxford University Press (→ISBN)
      Xylography involves writing the text to be printed onto thin paper, fixing the paper face down on a flat wooden block and then carving away the white parts to leave the text upstanding in relief. In order to print, it is necessary to []



  1. ^ xylography” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.