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giclee Line breaks: gi¦clee
Pronunciation: /ˈʒiːkleɪ/

Definition of giclee in English:


[mass noun]
1A digital printing process in which an ink-jet printer is used to produce a high-quality art print: giclee is the only printing technique that captures the essence of my watercolors [as modifier]: limited-edition giclee prints
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  • The final public editions are enlarged and reproduced using giclée and other techniques.
  • That said, she does ultimately digitize the image in order to make a giclée print.
  • Hence the word ‘inkjet’ isn't exactly prominent in the marketing of giclée products, despite that being exactly what the process is.
1.1 [count noun] A print produced using the giclee process: 65 per cent of galleries now sell giclees
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  • His work will be reproduced in limited-edition giclees to be released by Side Roads this year.
  • Her limited-edition giclees will be published by New Era with prices starting at $695.
  • There are also geographic differences in the percentage of galleries that carry both types of giclees.


1990s: from French giclée 'spurt, squirt'.

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