aqua·​tint | \ ˈa-kwə-ˌtint How to pronounce aquatint (audio) , ˈä-\

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

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Other Words from aquatint

aquatint transitive verb
aquatinter noun
aquatintist \ -​ˌtin-​tist How to pronounce aquatintist (audio) \ noun

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For decades, The Times’ New York bureau was filled with lithographs, aquatints and collages by the likes of Elaine de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. Daniel Miller,, "Five Picassos went missing from the L.A. Times. What happened to them?," 12 July 2018 Offered are a Carmel seascape by Paul Dougherty, a landscape by Johannes Janson, a Sol Le Witt aquatint and a charcoal drawing by David Nash. Steven Wayne Yvaska, The Mercury News, "Stanford’s final Treasure Market benefits Cantor Arts Center," 1 Mar. 2017 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. The New Yorker, "Phillips: Prints and Editions," 8 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of aquatint

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aquatint

Italian acqua tinta dyed water

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The first known use of aquatint was in 1782

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