overprint

verb
over·​print | \ ˌō-vər-ˈprint How to pronounce overprint (audio) \
overprinted; overprinting; overprints

Definition of overprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to print over with something additional

overprint

noun
over·​print | \ ˈō-vər-ˌprint How to pronounce overprint (audio) \

Definition of overprint (Entry 2 of 2)

: something added by or as if by overprinting especially : a printed marking added to a postage or revenue stamp especially to alter the original or to commemorate a special event

Examples of overprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For more Ukrainian history at the Smithsonian, visit the National Postal Museum’s display of Ukrainian trident overprint stamps from 1918. Ellen Feingold, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 July 2022

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First Known Use of overprint

Verb

1863, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Overprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprint. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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