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duotone

[doo-uh-tohn, dyoo-] /ˈdu əˌtoʊn, ˈdyu-/
adjective
1.
of two tones or colors.
noun
2.
a picture in two tones or colors.
3.
Printing.
  1. a method of printing an illustration either in a dark and a tinted shade of the same color or in two different colors from two plates of a monochrome original made from negatives at different screen angles.
  2. an illustration printed by this method.
Origin of duotone
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; duo- + tone
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  • Beautiful results are obtained in two colors by the "duograph" or "duotone" processes, the plates being made for two printings.

British Dictionary definitions for duotone

duotone

/ˈdjuːəˌtəʊn/
noun (printing)
1.
a process for producing halftone illustrations using two shades of a single colour or black and a colour
2.
a picture produced by this process
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