Definition of etching
1a : the action or process of etchingb : the art of producing pictures or designs by printing from an etched metal plate
2a : an etched designb : an impression from an etched plate
Recent Examples of etching from the Web
And cat-eye glasses — created to fit etchings and rhinestones on their edges — emerged.
Free vehicle identification number etching will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10 at the Shops at Signal Hill, 9692 Liberia Ave.
In his piece Web Portal Roth made paper etchings of the manhole covers that surround the area, which are subtle hints at what lies beneath.
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First Known Use of etching
ETCHING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of etching for English Language Learners
: a picture made by putting ink on an etched piece of metal and then pressing paper against the metal
ETCHING Defined for Kids
Definition of etching for Students
1 : the art or process of producing drawings or pictures by printing from etched plates
2 : a picture made from an etched plate
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