an obsolete photographic process, invented in 1839, in which a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapor.
a picture made by this process.
to photograph by this process.
- da·guerre·o·typ·er, da·guerre·o·typ·ist, noun
- da·guerre·o·typ·ic [duh-gair-uh-tip-ik, -ee-uh-tip-], /dəˌgɛər əˈtɪp ɪk, -i əˈtɪp-/, adjective
- da·guerre·o·typ·y, noun
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How to use daguerreotype in a sentence
We can feel her sensuality and willfulness in the first daguerreotype we have of Mary, taken in 1846, when she was twenty-seven.
Robert Douglass, Jr., for many years, has kept a study and gallery of painting and daguerreotype in the city of Philadelphia.
As I have seen a daguerreotype from a picture painted when he was seventeen, I can give some sort of answer to this question.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
It renders the general outlines of the original with almost the fidelity of a daguerreotype.
She had placed it in the inner gilt rim of an old daguerreotype, which set it off very nicely.A Bookful of Girls | Anna Fuller
And all this while the picture lay upon the bureau—the square, old-fashioned daguerreotype, which Katy shrank from opening.Family Pride | Mary J. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for daguerreotype
one of the earliest photographic processes, in which the image was produced on iodine-sensitized silver and developed in mercury vapour
a photograph formed by this process
- daguerreotyper or daguerreotypist, noun
- daguerreotypy, noun
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