mezzotint definition

  • noun:
    • A method of engraving a copper or steel plate by scraping and burnishing areas to make ramifications of light and shadow.
    • A print created from a plate etched by mezzotint.
    • a form of intaglio etching where a metal plate is roughened evenly then smoothed to create away a picture
    • an etching or printing made using this method
    • a way of engraving on copper or steel by drawing upon a surface formerly roughened, then getting rid of the roughness in places by scraping, burnishing, etc., in order to produce the necessity light and tone. Additionally, an engraving therefore produced.
    • an approach of engraving on copper or steel of which the essential feature may be the burnishing and scraping away, to a variable degree, of a uniformly roughened area comprising moment cuts, associated with a bur, produced by a musical instrument called a cradle or rocker.
    • print produced by an engraving that has been scraped to portray light or color
  • verb:
    • in order to make these types of etchings
  • verb-transitive:
    • To engrave in mezzotint.
  • others:
    • To engrave in mezzotint; represent in or like in mezzotint.

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