Definition of mezzotint
1 : a manner of engraving on copper or steel by scraping or burnishing a roughened surface to produce light and shade
2 : an engraving produced by mezzotint
Origin of mezzotint
modification of Italian mezzatinta, from mezza (feminine of mezzo) + tinta tint
First Known Use: 1800
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