half-tone definition

  • noun:
    • An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, picture, etc.; a middle tint, neither extremely dark nor extremely light.
    • A half step.
    • A print obtained by the half-tone photo-engraving procedure.
    • the etched dish regularly replicate a half-tone example.
    • Same as half-tint.
    • See semitone.
    • an image printed from a plateproduced because of the half-tone procedure (which see), or the plate itself.
    • a print acquired from photoengraving
    • an engraving used to replicate an illustration
  • adjective:
    • Having, comprising, or related to, half shades
  • others:
    • Noting a print or plate, generated by the half-tone procedure. See above.

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