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.


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Origin of line engraving

First recorded in 1800–10

OTHER WORDS FROM line engraving

line engraver, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for line-engraving



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

Derived forms of line-engraving

line-engraver, noun
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