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duotone

[ doo-uh-tohn, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu əˌtoʊn, ˈdyu- /
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adjective
of two tones or colors.
noun
a picture in two tones or colors.
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.
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Origin of duotone

First recorded in 1905–10; duo- + tone

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How to use duotone in a sentence

  • 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
a process for producing halftone illustrations using two shades of a single colour or black and a colour
a picture produced by this process
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