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View synonyms for line engraving

line engraving

noun

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


line-engraving

noun

  1. the art or process of hand-engraving in intaglio and copper plate
  2. a plate so engraved
  3. a print taken from such a plate


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Derived Forms

  • ˈline-enˌgraver, noun
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Other Words From

  • line engraver noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of line engraving1

First recorded in 1800–10
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Example Sentences

Line-engraving is now practically obsolete, while etching and mezzotint have recently come more and more to the front.

As a work of art, we repeat, this is beyond question the finest instance of line-engraving yet executed on this continent.

The label is a fine piece of line engraving, but we have been unable to ascertain the size of the sheets in which it was printed.

Rembrandt was more directly associated with etching than with line engraving, but his influence was far from exclusive.

In line etching, as in line engraving, the great masters purposely exhibit the line and do not hide it under too much shading.

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