manière criblée

noun
ma·nière cri·blée | \məˈnyerkrēˈblā\

Definition of manière criblée 

: 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

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History and Etymology for manière criblée

French, literally, criblé manner

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