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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

line′ engrav`ing(n.)

  1. an engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin.

    Category: Printing, Fine Arts

Princeton's WordNet

  1. linecut, line engraving(noun)

    a print obtained from a line drawing

  2. linecut, line block, line engraving(noun)

    engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved


  1. line engraving(Noun)

    Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved.

  2. line engraving(Noun)

    A picture produced by printing from such an engraving.


  1. Line engraving

    Line engraving is a term for engraved images printed on paper to be used as prints or illustrations. The term is now much less used and when is, it is mainly in connection with 18th or 19th century commercial illustrations for magazines and books, or reproductions of paintings. Steel engraving is the same technique, and is mostly used for banknotes or illustrations for books, magazines and reproductive prints from about 1790 to the early 20th century, when the technique became less used. Copperplate engraving is another somewhat outdated term for engravings. With photography long established, engravings made today are nearly all artistic ones in printmaking, but the technique is not as common as it used to be; more than other printmaking techniques, engraving requires great skill and much practise, even for an experienced artist.


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