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 The 40 artworks in the show are lithographs, etchings, drypoints, aquatints and woodcuts. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "A rare chance to see the world and work of Rodin at Fairfield University," 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, "A rare chance to see the world and work of Rodin at Fairfield University," 29 Oct. 2019 Jenny Freestone and Jake Muirhead, both Marylanders, uses such venerable techniques as etching, drypoint and aquatint. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Matt Wilt wields a deft hand for his ceramic creations," 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, "This London Pied-à-Terre Bans Dreariness with Midcentury Glam and Japanese Antiques," 25 Apr. 2018

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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 4 Aug. 2020.

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