Definition of litho in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlīTHō/

noun (plural lithos)

Short for lithography or lithograph.
Example sentences
  • The untitled litho, produced in an edition of 30, consists of two abutting vertical rectangles, one of solid black and the other gray that was printed from a scraped and scumbled surface.
  • I floated the black plaque on the same gold matboard and positioned the litho using a conservation package.
  • Mapping the initiative for human/artistic revolt the Beuys litho is a strange, down-to-earth, yet visionary work, following John Lennon's equally ironic Revolution by only about 4 years.


short for lithographic.
Example sentences
  • Another artist created monotypes off a litho press, while another dipped the oilbar into turp and used it wet - or applied liquid in conjunction with it.
  • You can switch between jobs very quickly because there are no plate changes, and there is the potential for variable data printing that traditional litho printing cannot achieve.
  • It's a four-color litho print gable top carton with a pour spout.

verb (lithoes, lithoing, lithoed)

short for lithograph.

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Syllabification: lith·o

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