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line engraving Syllabification: line en·grav·ing
Pronunciation: /līn inˈɡrāviNG/ /enˈɡrāviNG/

Definition of line engraving in English:


1An engraving made from a metal plate on which lines of varying thickness have been incised.
1.1The art or technique of making line engravings.


Example sentences
  • Thus the line-engraved ‘social’ satires issued by Matthew Darly, who for many years had a shop, with his wife, Mary (herself a printmaker), in the Strand, had a wide circulation.
  • The early issues of Great Britain, from May 1840 until 1855, where printed almost exclusive using the line-engraved (gravure, recess) printing method.
line engraver
Example sentences
  • He was the most original line engraver of 16th-century France, who began as a goldsmith and was master of the Dijon guild 1509.
  • This combination of chemical and mechanical together with the artistic, is universal in line engraving.
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