Share this entry

cyanotype Line breaks: cyano|type
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪənə(ʊ)tʌɪp/

Definition of cyanotype in English:


A photographic blueprint.
Example sentences
  • ‘Ocean Flowers’ featured a compelling selection of drawings, watercolors, cyanotypes, photogenic drawings, and prints of seashells, feathers and plants, primarily from England, Scotland and India.
  • has all about cyanotypes and other ‘alternative’ types of photography and/or photo development.
  • Along with Sir John Herschel, she was one of the rare users of cyanotypes, in which the picture appeared as an architectural blueprint, thus making it unsuitable for portraits.

Definition of cyanotype in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources