[ drahy-point ]
/ ˈdraɪˌpɔɪnt /


a technique of engraving, especially on copper, in which a sharp-pointed needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines.
a print made by this technique.

Nearby words

  1. dryly,
  2. dryomorph,
  3. dryopithecine,
  4. dryopithecus,
  5. dryout,
  6. drysalter,
  7. drysdale,
  8. drywall,
  9. drôme,
  10. ds

Origin of drypoint

First recorded in 1825–35; dry + point

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