[gruh-vyoo r, grey-vyer]
- 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
equivalent to grav(er
) to engrave < Germanic
) + -ure -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for gravure
- a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recessesSee also rotogravure
- See photogravure
- 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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