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Meaning of "wood block" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WOOD BLOCK

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WOOD BLOCK

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Wood block is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WOOD BLOCK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wood block

Wood block

A slit drum made from a single piece of wood and used as a percussion instrument. It is struck with a stick, making a characteristically percussive sound. East Asian musics use a variety of wood blocks ranging from small hand-held instruments to enormous temple blocks which may be sounded by swinging a large log against them. Log drums made from hollowed logs, and slit drums made from bamboo, are used in Africa and the Pacific Islands. The muyu is a rounded woodblock carved in the shape of a fish and struck with a wooden stick. It is made in various sizes and is often used in Buddhist chanting, in China as well as in other Asian nations including Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Also in China, a small, rectangular, high-pitched wood block called bangzi is used. In Vietnam, a slit drum called song lang is widely used. The orchestral wood-block instrument of the West is generally made from teak or another hardwood. The dimensions of this instrument vary considerably, although it is always a rectangular block of wood with one or sometimes two longitudinal cavities. It is played by striking it with a stick.

Definition of wood block in the English dictionary

The definition of wood block in the dictionary is a small rectangular flat block of wood that is laid with others as a floor surface.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOOD BLOCK

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wood anemone
wood ant
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wood carving
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wood duck
wood engraver
wood engraving
wood hedgehog
wood hyacinth
wood ibis
wood melic
wood melick
wood nymph
wood opal
wood owl
wood pigeon
wood pitch

WORDS THAT END LIKE WOOD BLOCK

a chip off the old block
apartment block
block
building block
cellblock
chip off the old block
clock
cylinder block
engine block
mental block
mounting-block
nerve block
on the block
roadblock
snatch block
starting block
stumbling block
sun block
superblock
unblock
writer´s block

Synonyms and antonyms of wood block in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wood block» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WOOD BLOCK

Find out the translation of wood block to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wood block from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wood block» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

木块
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bloque de madera
570 millions of speakers

English

wood block
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लकड़ी ब्लॉक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كتلة الخشب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

паркетная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bloco de madeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাঠের টুকরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bloc de bois
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Blok kayu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Holzblock
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウッドブロック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나무 블록
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kayu blok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khối gỗ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரம் தடுப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लाकूड ब्लॉक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ahşap blok
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

blocco di legno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dom z drewna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

паркетна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bloc de lemn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπλοκ ξύλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blok hout
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

träkloss
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tre blokk
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WOOD BLOCK»

The term «wood block» is regularly used and occupies the 68.574 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WOOD BLOCK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wood block

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOOD BLOCK»

Discover the use of wood block in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wood block and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Art of Japan: Wood-block Color Prints
Focuses on Japanese wood block prints of the Edo period (1600-1868) by explaining the subject matter as well as the technique used in making them.
Carol Finley, 1998
2
Block Printing: Basic Techniques for Linoleum and Wood
This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started in block printing: selecting tools, paper, and ink; carving both linoleum and wood; and printing by hand in one color or more to achieve professional results.
Sandy Allison, 2011
3
Wood-Block Printing - A Description of the Craft of ...
We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
F. Fletcher, 2010
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Proceedings ... Annual Meeting of the American ...
concerted effort on the part of wood-block manufacturers to put their pavement before the public in the way it should be put before the public. There is probably another reason, and that is, these older pavements are bad advertisements for ...
American Wood-Preservers' Association, 1922
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Specifications for Creosoted Wood Block Paving
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
American Society Of Municipal Engineers, 2012
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Annual Report
55 16 Wood Block 55 18 Wood Block 60 16 60 16 Wood Block 60 18 Wood Block 64 16 65 16 65 16 Wood Block 65 18 Wood Block 70 16 Macadam 70 16 Wood Block 70 18 Wood Block 75 16 75 16 Wood Block ' 75 18 Wood Block 80 16 ...
Ohio. Dept. of Highways, 1914
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Municipal Journal
Asph. concrete, 2.595; asphalt, 25,104; asph. block, 14,129; imp. granite, 24,618 Asph. concrete, 32,964; asphalt, 50,357; wood block, 1.136; imp. granite, 23,898 Asph. concrete, 17,735; asphalt, 80,961; asph. block, 17,616; wood block, 4,862  ...
‎1919
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Municipal Journal & Public Works
1915 Asph. concrete, 2.595; asphalt, 25,104; asph. block, 14,129; imp. granite, 24,618 1916 Asph. concrete, 32.964; asphalt, 50,357; wood block, 1,136; imp. granite, 23,898 1917 Asph. concrete, 17,735; asphalt, 80.961; asph. block, 17,616; ...
‎1919
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Laxton's Building Price Book 2002: Major and Small Works
38 thick, 20 maple wood block flooring m2 73.03 762 x 1981 plywood faced nr 245.79 50 thick ... 20 Merbau wood block flooring m2 65.60 Extra 6mm Georgian polished wired glass 38 thick, 20 Merbau wood block flooring m2 66.54 508 x 508 ...
V B Johnson, 2001
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National Directory of Commodity Specifications: Classified ...
4.2, Item M-4, 1924: Creosoted wood block. Ohio, Akron City, Dept. of Pub. Serv.,' Bu. of Highways, 1923: Wood paving block. Oregon, Multnomah County, Bd. of County Commissioners: Wood block pavement (for highways). Oregon, Portland  ...
United States. National Bureau of Standards, Addams Stratton McAllister, 1925

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOOD BLOCK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wood block is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stamp of approval for new living cell printing technique
... which is akin to a modern version of ancient Chinese wood block printing, allow cells to be printed on any surface and in virtually any two dimensional shape. «Gizmag, Feb 14»
2
Artists turn video games into Japanese wood block prints
American illustrator Jed Henry and British craftsman David Bull are putting a new spin on the art of Japanese woodprinting with Ukiyo-e Heroes, wood block ... «Polygon, Aug 13»

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