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photogravure

[ foh-tuh-gruh-vyoor, -grey-vyer ]

noun

  1. any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
  2. the plate.
  3. a print made from it.


photogravure

/ ˌfəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə /

noun

  1. any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
  2. matter printed from such a plate


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Other Words From

  • photo·gra·vureist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of photogravure1

First recorded in 1875–80; photo- + gravure
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Word History and Origins

Origin of photogravure1

C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
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Example Sentences

All photogravure plate makers of the present time have more or less copied the process of Fox Talbot.

With a Frontispiece in Photogravure and 16 other Illustrations.

Illustrated with a series of portraits in etching and photogravure.

With photogravure frontispiece and sixty-five illustrations.

Illustrated with facsimile letters and photogravure frontispiece.

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