[ foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer ]
/ ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər /


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

Origin of photogravure

First recorded in 1875–80; photo- + gravure

OTHER WORDS FROM photogravure

pho·to·gra·vure·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for photogravure

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə) /


any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
matter printed from such a plate
Former name: heliogravure

Word Origin for photogravure

C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
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