Gravure definition

grə-vyo͝or
A method of printing with etched plates or cylinders; intaglio printing.
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Photogravure.
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A plate used in the process of gravure.
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A reproduction produced by gravure.
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Any process using intaglio printing plates.
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Such a plate or a print made by such a process.
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(art, printing) A type of intaglio printing process, in which an image is engraved onto a rotating copper cylinder.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gravure
Plural:
gravures

Origin of gravure

  • French from graver to engrave from Old French of Germanic origin ghrebh-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for rotogravure

    From Wiktionary