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- a kind of engraving in which the effect is produced by lines of varying thickness and nearness to each other
- a plate engraved in this way
- a print from such a plate
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. A metal plate, used in intaglio printing, on the surface of which design lines have been engraved by hand.b. The process of making such an engraving.c. A print made from such an engraving.
- See line cut.