Definition of mezzotint
1 : a manner of engraving on copper or steel by scraping or burnishing a roughened surface to produce light and shade
2 : an engraving produced by mezzotint
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Though the heart of her work — graphite and charcoal drawings, mezzotint and woodcut prints, paintings — is often described as dark, it has always been backlighted, in a sense, by California sun.
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Origin and Etymology of mezzotint
modification of Italian mezzatinta, from mezza (feminine of mezzo) + tinta tint
First Known Use: 1800See Words from the same year
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