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contrasty

[kuh n-tras-tee, kon-tras-] /kənˈtræs ti, ˈkɒn træs-/
adjective, Photography.
1.
(of a subject, photograph, or film stock) having or producing a preponderance of dark and light tones with few intermediate shades.
Origin of contrasty
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; contrast + -y1
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  • A contrasty print is sometimes recommended as the best to offer; but that is a mistake.

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contrasty

/kənˈtrɑːstɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a photograph or subject) having sharp gradations in tone, esp between light and dark areas
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