etching

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etching (plural etchings)

  1. (uncountable) The art of producing an image from a metal plate into which an image or text has been etched with acid.
  2. (countable) The image created by this process.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 8, The Younger Set[1]:
      “ My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “ incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat : “ I prefer a farandole to a nocturne ; I'd rather have a painting than an etching ; … ”

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etching

  1. Present participle of etch.