Engraving vs Woodcut - What's the difference?

engraving | woodcut |


As nouns the difference between engraving and woodcut

is that engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it while woodcut is a print or a method of printmaking from an engraved block of wood.

As a verb engraving

is .

engraving

English

Noun

(wikipedia engraving) (en noun)
  • The practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.
  • An engraved image.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He stood transfixed before the unaccustomed view of London at night time, a vast panorama which reminded him […] of some wood engravings far off and magical, in a printshop in his childhood.}}
  • (music)  The art of drawing music notation at high quality, see .
  • Verb

    (head)
  • woodcut

    Noun

  • A print or a method of printmaking from an engraved block of wood.
  • Synonyms

    * woodblock * xylograph, xylography