gravure

[gruh-vyoo r, grey-vyer]

Origin of gravure

1875–80; < French, equivalent to grav(er) to engrave < Germanic (see grave3) + -ure -ure
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gravure

noun
  1. a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recessesSee also rotogravure
  2. See photogravure
  3. 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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Word Origin and History for gravure

1893, short for photogravure, from gravure, from grave (v.) + -ure.

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