Definition of engraving in English:


Line breaks: en|grav¦ing
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈgreɪvɪŋ
, ɛn-/


  • 1A print made from an engraved plate, block, or other surface: the scene is depicted in a contemporary engraving by William Hogarth
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    • The enormous influence of his woodcuts and engravings turned the print into a significant and distinctively German art form.
    • Works of art include paintings, engravings, prints as well as original sculptures or statues.
    • The best illustrated edition of Jane Austen uses contemporary fashion plates, engravings of carriages, town scenes and so on.
    etching, print, impression, block, plate, dry point, cut, woodcut, linocut, vignette
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The process or art of engraving a design on a hard surface, especially to make a print: the quality of his engraving established new standards
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    • Artisans then begin the process of engraving on it.
    • There he studied painting with him and learned the Western technique of engraving.
    • Born, raised, and educated just outside of London, Barraclough initially learned the art of engraving from a Master English gunsmith in the late 1940s.

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