etching

noun

etch·​ing ˈe-chiŋ How to pronounce etching (audio)
1
a
: the action or process of etching
b
: the art of producing pictures or designs by printing from an etched metal plate
2
a
: an etched design
b
: an impression from an etched plate

Examples of etching in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The French artist, known for her intricate landscapes made of paper cutouts, said her initial design was partly based on etchings of an artificial grotto in the gardens of Versailles, which was destroyed in the 17th century. Joelle Diderich, WWD, 3 July 2024 The primary waste products are the results of the etching: sodium silicate and sodium aluminate. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 4 June 2024 Other processes include laser irradiation, high-voltage pulses, optical sorting, pyrolysis, chemical solvents, etching, and delaminating with a hot knife. IEEE Spectrum, 17 June 2024 In the past, Fabula has done printmaking including etchings and linocuts. Lyndi McNulty, Baltimore Sun, 15 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for etching 

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of etching was in 1634

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“Etching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/etching. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

etching

noun
etch·​ing ˈech-iŋ How to pronounce etching (audio)
1
a
: the act or process of etching a hard material
b
: the art of printing from an etched metal plate
2
a
: a product of etching
b
: a print made from an etched metal plate
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