daguerreotype

noun da·guerre·o·type \ də-ˈge-rō-ˌtīp , -rə- ; -ˈger-ō- , -ə- also də-ˈge-rē-ō-ˌtīp , -ˈger-ē- \

Definition of daguerreotype

:an early photograph produced on a silver or a silver-covered copper plate; also :the process of producing such photographs

daguerreotype

transitive verb

daguerreotypist

play \-ˌtī-pist\ noun

daguerreotypy

play \-ˌtī-pē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of daguerreotype

French daguerréotype, from L. J. M. Daguerre + French -o- + type

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daguerreotype

noun

Definition of daguerreotype for English Language Learners

  • : an old type of photograph that was made on a piece of silver or a piece of copper covered in silver


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