Definition of dry point in English:

dry point

Syllabification: dry point


  • 1A steel needle for engraving on a bare copper plate without acid.
  • 1.1An engraving or print produced with a dry point needle.
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    • She has toiled assiduously to establish her reputation as Australia's preeminent printmaker, working as she has with large dry-points, embossings, etchings, and monoprints.
    • Picasso gave Apollinaire a copy of the dry point, The Bath, which the poet evokes in one of his first two articles on the artist's work.
  • 1.2Engraving by means of a dry point needle.
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    • In dry-point the etcher commences at once upon the bare copper plate without any ground.
    • This is my first attempt with dry point, a craft that has been around for centuries.
    • This process involves etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut and wood block.

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