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aquatint

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noun aqua·tint \ˈa-kwə-ˌtint, ˈä-\

Definition of aquatint

  1. :  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
aquatinter noun
aquatintistplay \-ˌtin-tist\ noun


Origin of aquatint

Italian acqua tinta dyed water


First Known Use: 1782


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