Definition of duotone in English:


Line breaks: duo|tone
Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːətəʊn


  • 1A half-tone illustration made from a single original with two different colours at different screen angles.
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    • This magnificent book - large-format, 340 pages, beautifully printed, with more than 200 full-page duotones of photographs taken over her entire career - is almost, almost, worth it for the words.
    • My background had not prepared me very well for the juggler's trick the magazine presented, let alone the mysteries of production-pasteup, duotones, negatives, plate burning, color separations, and so much more.
    • At 13 1/2 by 9 inches, this 185-page, clothbound publication is a large, vertically oriented book of 115 duotones surveying his production since 1984.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The technique or process of making duotones: the best images that duotone can produce
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    • Heavily illustrated in color and duotone, the 256-page hardback book features his monumental and studio sculpture, plaster and clay maquettes, as well as drawings.

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