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engraving Line breaks: en|grav¦ing
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ/

Definition of engraving in English:


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.

Words that rhyme with engraving

craving, paving, raving, saving, shaving

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