[lith-uh-graf, -grahf]


a print produced by lithography.

verb (used with object)

to produce or copy by lithography.

Origin of lithograph

First recorded in 1815–25; back formation from lithography Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for lithograph

Contemporary Examples of lithograph

  • In his early 30s, he bought his first investment piece from a local gallery: a large Marc Chagall lithograph.

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    Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise

    Lizzie Crocker

    August 19, 2014

  • The president staged a diplomatic coup when he gave David Cameron an Ed Ruscha lithograph, worth an estimated $7,000.

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    The Story Behind Obama's Gift

    Claire Howorth

    July 22, 2010

Historical Examples of lithograph

British Dictionary definitions for lithograph



a print made by lithography


(tr) to reproduce (pictures, text, etc) by lithography
Derived Formslithographic (ˌlɪθəˈɡræfɪk) or lithographical, adjectivelithographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lithograph

1828, back-formation from lithography. As a verb, from 1825. Related: Lithographed; lithographer; lithographic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper