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silverpoint

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/ ˈsɪl vərˌpɔɪnt /
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noun

a technique of drawing with a silver stylus on specially prepared paper.
a drawing made by this technique.

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Origin of silverpoint

First recorded in 1880–85; silver + point

Definition for silverpoint (2 of 2)

silver point

noun

the melting point of silver, equal to 960.8°C, used as a fixed point on the international temperature scale.
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Example sentences from the Web for silverpoint

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

British Dictionary definitions for silverpoint

silverpoint
/ (ˈsɪlvəˌpɔɪnt) /

noun

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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