noun (1)
mono·​type | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌtīp How to pronounce monotype (audio) \

Definition of monotype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an impression on paper of a design painted usually with the finger or a brush on a surface (such as glass)


noun (2)

Definition of Monotype (Entry 2 of 2)

: a typesetting apparatus consisting of a keyboard whose operation produces perforations on a roll of paper and a caster which casts and assembles individual pieces of type in justified lines in the order determined by the perforations formerly a U.S. registered trademark

Examples of monotype in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Pusey hangs next to a 2019 geometric abstraction, a monotype, made by Jennie C. Jones, a Black American artist who was born in 1968. Steven Litt, cleveland, 2 Feb. 2022 Participants will learn how to create a monotype print inspired by the plants found in the gardens. Post-tribune Staff,, 30 July 2021 Those include open studio time every Monday afternoon, as well as copperplate etching with a master printmaker; monotype etching classes; drawing from the south; oil and watercolor painting classes; and Leonardo's Legacy classes. Sheila D. Grissett,, 17 Jan. 2021 Walker created works in oil, etching, wood and steel engraving, and was one of the earliest monotype artists in this country and is often credited with inventing that term. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2020 An abstractionist who’s unafraid of real-world references, Natasha Karpinskaia makes monotypes that evoke a garden of pastels. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2019 In a series of monotypes, Degas even takes us inside the brothel and — uncharacteristically — lets his revulsion show. Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2019 Jessop, as alternate to Billy Lyons, champion small craft skipper from Hollywood, will sale in part of the international monotype yacht races. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2019 In the national tryouts Jessop, although inexperienced at sailing monotype craft, trailed Lyons by only three points. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of monotype

Noun (1)

1882, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Monotype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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