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lithograph

verb lith·o·graph \ ˈli-thə-ˌgraf \
Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of lithograph

: to produce, copy, or portray by lithography
  • had his caricatures lithographed

lithographer

play \li-ˈthä-grə-fər, ˈli-thə-ˌgra-fər\ noun

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Lithos is Greek for "stone", and a stone surface has traditionally been involved in lithography, though a metal plate may take its place today. The lithographic process was invented around 1796 and soon became the main method of printing books and newspapers. Artists use lithography to produce prints (works intended to be sold in many copies), and art lithographs sometimes resemble older types of prints, including etchings, engravings, and woodcuts. Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, and M. C. Escher are among the many artists who have used lithography to produce important original works. Today lithographic printing accounts for over 40% of all printing, packaging, and publishing.

First Known Use of lithograph

1825

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lithograph

noun

Definition of lithograph

: a print made by lithography

lithographic

play \ˌli-thə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

lithographically

play \ˌli-thə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of lithograph in a Sentence

  1. a book of his finest lithographs

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First Known Use of lithograph

1828

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LITHOGRAPH Defined for English Language Learners

lithograph

Definition of lithograph for English Language Learners

  • : a picture made by lithography



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