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

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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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