silverpoint

noun
sil·​ver·​point | \ ˈsil-vər-ˌpȯint How to pronounce silverpoint (audio) \

Definition of silverpoint

: a drawing technique utilizing a pencil of silver usually on specially prepared paper or parchment

Examples of silverpoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The silverpoint will constantly tarnish, erase, erode, destabilize and transform the painting itself, while the Toranj pattern acts as a source of stability and vibrancy in Bangash’s architecture. Darryl Ratcliff, Dallas News, "Nida Bangash’s exhibition at Talley Dunn Gallery explores the heavy load borne by women of color," 30 Jan. 2020 The Dutch artist sets up a table for kids and adults to try the silverpoint, an Old World drawing technique that Horjus is using in his next children's book about Leonardo da Vinci. Andrea Guthmann, chicagotribune.com, "Fall Art Tour shows colorful side of Southwest Wisconsin," 4 Aug. 2017 Prusa is celebrated for intricate images derived from astrophysics and mathematics, painstakingly drawn in silverpoint onto large acrylic spheres. George Fishman, miamiherald, "At Boca glass show, you won’t find your aunt’s collection of swans and clowns," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of silverpoint

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Silverpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silverpoint. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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