manière criblée

noun ma·nière cri·blée \məˈnyerkrēˈblā\

Definition of manière criblée

  1. :  an engraving technique originally used in the 15th century in which round holes punched in a block or plate produce a white spotted background in the print —called also dotted manner

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of manière criblée

French, literally, criblé manner


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up manière criblée? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!