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daguerreotype

noun da·guerre·o·type \də-ˈge-rō-ˌtīp, -rə-; -ˈger-ō-, -ə- also də-ˈge-rē-ō-ˌtīp, -ˈger-ē-\

: an old type of photograph that was made on a piece of silver or a piece of copper covered in silver

Full Definition of DAGUERREOTYPE

:  an early photograph produced on a silver or a silver-covered copper plate; also :  the process of producing such photographs
daguerreotype transitive verb
da·guerre·o·typ·ist \-ˌtī-pist\ noun
da·guerre·o·typy \-ˌtī-pē\ noun

Origin of DAGUERREOTYPE

French daguerréotype, from L. J. M. Daguerre + French -o- + type
First Known Use: 1839

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop

Rhymes with DAGUERREOTYPE

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