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[foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer] /ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/
any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
the plate.
a print made from it.
Origin of photogravure
First recorded in 1875-80; photo- + gravure
Related forms
photogravureist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • With a Frontispiece in photogravure and many interesting Portraits.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • Handsomely illustrated with a series of portraits in etching and photogravure.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • This is the first time that a number of photogravure illustrations have been given in a series published at a popular price.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • With numerous Portraits, including two in photogravure and one in Colour.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • Each volume has a photogravure frontispiece, and the books are produced with great care.

  • With a photogravure Frontispiece and 16 other Illustrations.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • Steel engraving made from a photograph compared with a photogravure.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson
  • With a photogravure Frontispiece and 16 other illustrations.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • The pictures of distracted ladies, wild as to hair and vision, are sold in photogravure by countless thousands—to women.

    The Spinster Book Myrtle Reed
  • With 16 illustrations in photogravure from original photographs by Arthur Scott.

British Dictionary definitions for photogravure


any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
matter printed from such a plate
Former name heliogravure
Word Origin
C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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