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noun aqua·tint \ˈa-kwə-ˌtint, ˈä-\

Definition of AQUATINT

:  a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced; also :  a print made from a plate so etched
aquatint transitive verb
aqua·tint·er noun
aqua·tint·ist \-ˌtin-tist\ noun

Origin of AQUATINT

Italian acqua tinta dyed water
First Known Use: 1782


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