line engraving


a technique of engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin.
a metal plate so engraved.
a print or picture made from it.

Nearby words

  1. line dance,
  2. line dancing,
  3. line drawing,
  4. line drive,
  5. line drop,
  6. line fish,
  7. line gale,
  8. line gauge,
  9. line integral,
  10. line islands

Origin of line engraving

First recorded in 1800–10

Related formsline engraver, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019