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 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'drypoint.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of drypoint

1871, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about drypoint

Statistics for drypoint

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for drypoint

The first known use of drypoint was in 1871

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on drypoint

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with drypoint

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about drypoint

Comments on drypoint

What made you want to look up drypoint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


something valued as if it were money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!