halftone definition

  • noun:
    • A tone or value halfway between a highlight and a dark shadow.
    • A picture when the gradations of light tend to be acquired by the relative darkness and density of small dots made by photographing the subject through an excellent screen.
    • A picture made by such a process.
    • Music See semitone.
    • one half the interval between two notes on a scale.
    • A picture made by utilising the procedure for half-toning.
  • verb:
    • To reproduce an image or other continuous tone image through spots of numerous sizes.

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