drypoint

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English[edit]

Drypoints (2).
Lesser Ury, Woman in Cafe, c. 1919, drypoint (3).

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dry +‎ point

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drypoint (countable and uncountable, plural drypoints)

  1. (uncountable) A technique of intaglio printmaking similar to engraving in which an image is incised into a plate by scratching the surface with a hard, sharp metal (or diamond) point.
    Coordinate term: engraving
    Hypernym: intaglio
  2. (countable) The needle used in this technique.
  3. (countable) A print made using this technique.

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