[ sil-ver-point ]

  1. a technique of drawing with a silver stylus on specially prepared paper.

  2. a drawing made by this technique.

Origin of silverpoint

First recorded in 1880–85; silver + point

Words Nearby silverpoint

Other definitions for silver point (2 of 2)

silver point

  1. the melting point of silver, equal to 960.8°C, used as a fixed point on the international temperature scale. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silverpoint in a sentence

  • It is interesting to find that Leighton's famous Lemon Tree drawing in silverpoint was exhibited here.

British Dictionary definitions for silverpoint


/ (ˈsɪlvəˌpɔɪnt) /

  1. a drawing technique popular esp in the 15th and 16th centuries, using an instrument with a silver wire tip on specially prepared paper

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