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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fer-uh-tahyp]
    • /ˈfɛr əˌtaɪp/
    • /ˈfe.rə.ˌtaɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-uh-tahyp]
    • /ˈfɛr əˌtaɪp/

Definitions of ferrotype word

  • verb with object ferrotype to put a glossy surface on (a print) by pressing, while wet, on a metal sheet (ferrotype tin) 1
  • noun ferrotype Also called tintype. a positive photograph made on a sensitized sheet of enameled iron or tin. 1
  • noun ferrotype the process of making such photographs. 1
  • noun ferrotype An early photographic process in which the image is made on an iron plate having a sensitized surface film. 1
  • noun ferrotype a photographic print produced directly in a camera by exposing a sheet of iron or tin coated with a sensitized enamel 0
  • noun ferrotype the process by which such a print is produced 0

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Origin of ferrotype

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45; ferro- + -type

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Parts of speech for Ferrotype


ferrotype popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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