: to rework in order to improve : touch up
: to alter (as a photographic negative) to produce a more desirable appearance
: to color (new growth of hair) to match previously dyed, tinted, or bleached hair
Examples of RETOUCH
- The photo had been retouched to remove the wrinkles around his eyes.
Origin of RETOUCH
from Middle French, from re-
First Known Use: 1685
2re·touch noun \ˈrē-ˌtəch, (ˌ)rē-ˈ\
: the act or process or an instance of retouching; especially : the retouching of a new growth of hair
First Known Use of RETOUCH
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up retouch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).