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halftone

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noun half·tone \ˈhaf-ˌtōn, ˈhäf-\

Simple Definition of halftone

  • : a shade of gray in a photograph

  • : an image printed by a method that creates many small dots

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of halftone

  1. 1 :  half step 2

  2. 2 a :  any of the shades of gray between the darkest and the lightest parts of a photographic image b (1) :  a photoengraving made from an image photographed through a screen and then etched so that the details of the image are reproduced in dots (2) :  an image (as one printed on an offset press or laser printer) that renders smooth variations of color in an original by means of dots assigned to areas of the image electronically

halftone adjective

Examples of halftone in a sentence

  1. using software to lighten the picture's halftones



1651

First Known Use of halftone

1651

Rhymes with halftone

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