engraving

noun en·grav·ing \ in-ˈgrā-viŋ , en- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of engraving

1 :the act or process of one that engraves
2 :something that is engraved: such as
a :an engraved printing surface
b :engraved work
3 :an impression from an engraved printing surface

Examples of engraving in a Sentence

  1. She studied engraving in an art class.

Recent Examples of engraving from the Web

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First Known Use of engraving

1599


ENGRAVING Defined for English Language Learners

engraving

noun

Definition of engraving for English Language Learners

  • : the art of cutting something into the surface of wood, stone, or metal

  • : a picture made from an engraved surface


ENGRAVING Defined for Kids

engraving

noun en·grav·ing \ in-ˈgrā-viŋ \

Definition of engraving for Students

1 :the art of cutting something especially into the surface of wood, stone, or metal
2 :a print made from a cut surface


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