engraving

noun
en·​grav·​ing | \ in-ˈgrā-viŋ How to pronounce engraving (audio) , en-\

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

She studied engraving in an art class.

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He and the actor William Macready created a huge scrap-work folding screen, with 400 engravings collaged on both sides. 1843, "Stick ‘em up! A surprising history of collage," 24 July 2019 Cheaper and more efficient than the engravings that most printers relied upon, lithography offered artists more freedom to layer colors and images. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "How Posters Became Art," 1 July 2019 The French artist Claude Mellan’s 1635 engravings were not simply beautiful but also so accurate that they were not surpassed until two centuries later. Vicki Goldberg, New York Times, "The Moon Sits for Its Portrait," 3 July 2019 Eighteenth century engravings document several discoveries. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019 But the Treasury Department, which oversees the engraving bureau, decided that a new $20 bill would not be made public next year. Alan Rappeport, BostonGlobe.com, "The Harriet Tubman $20 bill was far along before Mnuchin delayed work," 14 June 2019 But the Treasury Department, which oversees the engraving bureau, decided that a new $20 bill would not be made public next year. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "See a Design of the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill That Mnuchin Delayed," 14 June 2019 Efforts to redesign the bill were advanced enough for officials at the Secret Service and government engravers to review a metal engraving plate and a digital image of the Tubman mock-up as recently as May 2018, the report said. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Report: $20 redesign was underway well before the delay," 14 June 2019 Efforts to redesign the bill were advanced enough for officials at the Secret Service and government engravers to review a metal engraving plate and a digital image of the Tubman mock-up as recently as May 2018, the report said. Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, "Harriet Tubman $20 bill redesign was underway before Trump administration delay, report says," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of engraving

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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engraving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of engraving

: the art of cutting something into the surface of wood, stone, or metal
: a picture made from an engraved surface

engraving

noun
en·​grav·​ing | \ in-ˈgrā-viŋ\

Kids Definition of engraving

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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