[ doo-uh-tohn, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu əˌtoʊn, ˈdyu- /
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of two tones or colors.
a picture in two tones or colors.
- 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.
- an illustration printed by this method.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for duotone
Beautiful results are obtained in two colors by the "duograph" or "duotone" processes, the plates being made for two printings.The Building of a Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for duotone
/ (ˈdjuːəˌtəʊn) /
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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