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

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Origin and Etymology of manière criblée

French, literally, criblé manner


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