Aquatint
Aquatint A"qua*tint, Aquatinta A`qua*tin"ta, n. [It. acquatinta dyed water; acqua (L. aqua) water + tinto, fem. tinta, dyed. See {Tint}.] A kind of etching in which spaces are bitten by the use of aqua fortis, by which an effect is produced resembling a drawing in water colors or India ink; also, the engraving produced by this method. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Aquatint — is an intaglio printmaking technique, a variant of etching. Intaglio printmaking makes marks on the matrix (in the case of aquatint, a copper or zinc plate) that are capable of holding ink. The inked plate is passed through a printing press… …   Wikipedia

  • aquatint — v. 1. to etch in aquatint. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aquatint — (n.) 1782, engraving made with aqua fortis, from It. acquatinta, from L. aqua tincta dyed water; see AQUA (Cf. aqua ) + TINCT (Cf. tinct) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aquatint — [ak′wə tint΄, äk′wə tint΄] n. [Fr aquatinte < It acqua tinta, dyed in water < L aqua, water + tintus, pp. of tingere, to dye, TINGE] 1. a process by which spaces rather than lines are etched with acid, producing tones that give the effect… …   English World dictionary

  • aquatint — aquatinter, aquatintist, n. /ak weuh tint , ah kweuh /, n. 1. a process imitating the broad flat tints of ink or wash drawings by etching a microscopic crackle on the copperplate intended for printing. 2. an etching made by this process. v.t.,… …   Universalium

  • aquatint — UK [ˈækwəˌtɪnt] / US noun [countable] Word forms aquatint : singular aquatint plural aquatints art a) a picture like a watercolour that is printed by using acid to cut a design into a sheet of metal b) [uncountable] the method used to make… …   English dictionary

  • aquatint — /ˈækwətɪnt/ (say akwuhtint) noun 1. a process imitating the broad flat tints of ink or wash drawings by etching a microscopic crackle on the copperplate intended for printing. 2. an etching made by this process. –verb (t) 3. to etch (a design,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • aquatint — noun Etymology: Italian acqua tinta dyed water Date: 1782 a method of etching a printing plate so that tones similar to watercolor washes can be reproduced; also a print made from a plate so etched • aquatint transitive verb • aquatinter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aquatint — aq|ua|tint [ ækwə,tınt ] noun count a picture like a WATERCOLOR that is printed by using acid to cut a design into a sheet of metal a. uncount the method used to make aquatint pictures …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aquatint — aq·ua·tint || ækwÉ™tɪnt n. etching that is made in such a way as to resemble a watercolor; process done to make an aquatint etching …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”