Etchings



[ech-ing] /ˈɛtʃ ɪŋ/

noun
1.
the act or process of making designs or pictures on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid instead of by a burin.
2.
an impression, as on paper, taken from an plate.
3.
the design so produced.
4.
a metal plate bearing such a design.
/ˈɛtʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
the art, act, or process of preparing etched surfaces or of printing designs from them
2.
an etched plate
3.
an impression made from an etched plate
n.

1630s, action of the verb etch, also “the art of engraving;” 1760s as “a print, etc., made from an etched plate.”

An artistic print made from a plate on which the artist has etched a design with acid. (Compare engraving.)

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