dry·​point | \ ˈdrī-ˌpȯint How to pronounce drypoint (audio) \

Definition of drypoint

: an engraving made with a steel or jeweled point directly into the metal plate without the use of acid as in etching also : a print made from such an engraving

Examples of drypoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wearing a snood that fully covered her hair, as is traditional for married Orthodox women, Golin-Cahn showed me her series of drypoint etches on the biblical story of Esther, inspired by Rembrandt. Avital Chizhik-goldschmidt, The Atlantic, 24 Sep. 2021 Verdon Winkler employs multiple techniques, notably drypoint and chine collé, to produce gauzier, almost painterly images in what might be called a rainbow of grays. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 The quick drypoint sketch at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, showed what was of interest to the artist—the faces of the two figures, with the rest only sketched in outline. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2020 The 40 artworks in the show are lithographs, etchings, drypoints, aquatints and woodcuts. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 29 Oct. 2019 An 1879 etching-aquatint-drypoint by Felix Hilaire Buhot tells the story of a deadly two-week cold snap in Paris. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 29 Oct. 2019 Jenny Freestone and Jake Muirhead, both Marylanders, uses such venerable techniques as etching, drypoint and aquatint. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2019 The silk rug and gilt mirror are both custom, and the drypoint print on the mantel is by Oleg Kudryashov. As Told To Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, 25 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of drypoint

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Drypoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drypoint. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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