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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer]
    • /ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/
    • /ˌfəʊ.tə.ɡrə.ˈvjʊə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer]
    • /ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/

Definitions of photogravure word

  • noun photogravure any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made. 1
  • noun photogravure the plate. 1
  • noun photogravure a print made from it. 1
  • noun photogravure any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography 0
  • noun photogravure matter printed from such a plate 0
  • noun photogravure a photochemical process by which photographs are reproduced on intaglio printing plates or cylinders 0

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Origin of photogravure

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; photo- + gravure

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Parts of speech for Photogravure


photogravure popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

photogravure usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for photogravure

noun photogravure

  • chasings — a design chased on metal.
  • dry point — a technique of engraving, especially on copper, in which a sharp-pointed needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines.
  • intaglio — incised carving, as opposed to carving in relief.
  • lithograph — a print produced by lithography.
  • mezzotint — a method of engraving on copper or steel by burnishing or scraping away a uniformly roughened surface.

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