[ gruh-vyoo r, grey-vyer ]
/ grəˈvyʊər, ˈgreɪ vyər /


an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
a print produced by gravure.
the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.

Origin of gravure

1875–80; < French, equivalent to grav(er) to engrave < Germanic (see grave3) + -ure -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gravure


/ (ɡrəˈvjʊə) /


a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recessesSee also rotogravure
matter printed by this process

Word Origin for gravure

C19: from French, from graver to engrave, of Germanic origin; see grave ³
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