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daguerreotype

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

Simple Definition of daguerreotype

  • : 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

  1. :  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 play \-ˌtī-pist\ noun
da·guerre·o·typy play \-ˌtī-pē\ noun

Origin of daguerreotype

French daguerréotype, from L. J. M. Daguerre + French -o- + type


First Known Use: 1839

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