ro·​to·​gra·​vure ˌrō-tə-grə-ˈvyu̇r How to pronounce rotogravure (audio)
: a section of a newspaper devoted to rotogravure pictures

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The book included admiring accounts of early Soviet public housing, complete with rotogravure images. Howard Husock, WSJ, 8 June 2018 Then rotogravure (color gravure) in the magazines allowed people to shoot in color and that introduced a new element certainly in photojournalism. Pete Brook, WIRED, 15 Nov. 2012

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Word History


German Rotogravur, blend of Latin rota wheel and German Photogravur photogravure

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rotogravure was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Rotogravure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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