Definition of aquatint
: a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced; also : a print made from a plate so etched
aquatintistplay \-ˌtin-tist\ noun
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Phillips holds a sale of prints and editions (April 18), the most interesting of which is a group of a hundred etchings and aquatints from the collection of the printer and engraver Piero Crommelynck.
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Origin and Etymology of aquatint
Italian acqua tinta dyed water
First Known Use: 1782See Words from the same year
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