Definition of engraving in English:

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Pronunciation: /inˈɡrāviNG/
Pronunciation: /enˈɡrāviNG/


1A print made from an engraved plate, block, or other surface.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1The process or art of cutting or carving a design on a hard surface, especially so as to make a print.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: en·grav·ing

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