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daguerreotype

[ duh-gair-uh-tahyp, -ee-uh-tahyp ]

noun

  1. 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.
  2. a picture made by this process.


verb (used with object)

, da·guerre·o·typed, da·guerre·o·typ·ing.
  1. to photograph by this process.

daguerreotype

/ dəˈɡɛrəʊˌtaɪp /

noun

  1. one of the earliest photographic processes, in which the image was produced on iodine-sensitized silver and developed in mercury vapour
  2. a photograph formed by this process


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Derived Forms

  • daˈguerreoˌtyper, noun
  • daˈguerreoˌtypy, noun

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Other Words From

  • da·guerreo·typer da·guerreo·typist noun
  • da·guerre·o·typ·ic [d, uh, -gair-, uh, -, tip, -ik, -ee-, uh, -, tip, -], adjective
  • da·guerreo·typy noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of daguerreotype1

1830–40; named after L. J. M. Daguerre; -o-, -type

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Example Sentences

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.

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.

And all this while the picture lay upon the bureau—the square, old-fashioned daguerreotype, which Katy shrank from opening.

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