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Mezzotint



[met-soh-tint, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊˌtɪnt, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/

noun
1.
a method of engraving on copper or steel by burnishing or scraping away a uniformly roughened surface.
2.
a print produced by this method.
verb (used with object)
3.
to engrave in mezzotint.
/ˈmɛtsəʊˌtɪnt/
noun
1.
a method of engraving a copper plate by scraping and burnishing the roughened surface
2.
a print made from a plate so treated
verb
3.
(transitive) to engrave (a copper plate) in this fashion
n.

1738; see mezzo + tint. As a verb, from 1827.

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