- designating or of any painting or work of art in which there are hard, or clearly defined, edges to the shapes, as of color, on the surface
- intense or sharp; clearly definedalso hard′-edged·
- An abstract painting consisting of geometric shapes is an example of a painting that would be described as hard-edge.
- An example of a hard-edge image is an old black and white photo.
The definition of hard-edge is a style of painting that includes geometric shapes with clearly defined edges or any image that is intense or clearly defined.