mezzotint

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An early 18th-century mezzotint by George White of Erasmus Smith (baptised 1611; died 1691), an English merchant, landowner and philanthropist in the field of education

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Noun[edit]

mezzotint (plural mezzotints)

  1. a form of intaglio etching in which a metal plate is roughened evenly and then smoothed to bring out an image
  2. an etching or print made using this method

Verb[edit]

mezzotint (third-person singular simple present mezzotints, present participle mezzotinting, simple past and past participle mezzotinted)

  1. to make such etchings