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mezzotint - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'mezzotint' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Mezzotint [ n.]
- A manner of engraving on copper or steel by drawing upon a surface previously roughened, and then removing the roughness in places by scraping, burnishing, etc., so as to produce the requisite light and shade. Also, an engraving so produced.
2 . Mezzotint [ v. t.]
- To engrave in mezzotint.