Definition of mosaic work in US English:

mosaic work


  • 1Work produced in mosaic; the material or materials used for this.

  • 2A work of art or design executed in mosaic; = "mosaic".


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Joshua Sylvester (d. 1618), poet and translator. From mosaic + work, after Middle French oeuvre musaïque mosaic work, ouvrage mosayque, post-classical Latin musaicum opus, classical Latin opus museum mosaic work (2nd cent. a.d.).


mosaic work

/mə(ʊ)ˈzeɪɪk wəːk/