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halftone

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Definition of halftone in English:

noun

1A reproduction of a photograph or other image in which the various tones of grey or colour are produced by variously sized dots of ink: [as modifier]: halftone illustrations
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  • Not until 1900, however, did half-tone photographic images become a regular feature of newspapers and magazines.
  • The monochrome half-tone process, introduced in 1872, was refined by the end of the 19th cent. to allow full colour reproduction.
  • Don followed the Audubon Bird Guide series with about 100 half-tone illustrations for a popular book, Our Amazing Birds.
2 Music , chiefly North American A semitone: two sounds that have only a halftone of difference between them
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  • Like their contemporaries, the Prazak, they have a marvellous richness of response that adds drama to the long, unbroken lines - in 1918, the composer was under the influence of Brahms - and caressing half-tones to softer sections.
  • Moiseiwitsch's singing line and Kempff's half-tones are simply absent, while the inter-relation of tempi - ie the middle section of the second movement should be more relaxed than the march figure - needs more thought in preparation.
  • La cathédrale engloutie, apart from flummoxing interpreters in terms of correct pace and use of half-tones, is characterised by the artist's profound choice of tonal palette.

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