Mez"zo*tint (?), n. [Cf. F. mezzo-tinto.]

A manner of engraving on copper or steel by drawing upon a surface previously roughened, and then removing the roughness in places by scraping, burnishing, etc., so as to produce the requisite light and shade. Also, an engraving so produced.

 

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Mez"zo*tint, v. t.

To engrave in mezzotint.

 

© Webster 1913.

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