etching

noun etch·ing \ ˈe-chiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of etching

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

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First Known Use of etching

1634


ETCHING Defined for English Language Learners

etching

noun

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

etching

noun etch·ing \ ˈe-chiŋ \

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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