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overprint

verb over·print \ ˌō-vər-ˈprint \

Definition of overprint

: to print over with something additional

First Known Use of overprint

1863

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overprint

noun over·print \ ˈō-vər-ˌprint \

Definition of overprint

: 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

First Known Use of overprint

1876

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overprint

Definition of overprint for English Language Learners

  • : to add something to (a picture, document, etc.) by printing


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