line engraving(redirected from line engraver)
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a. A metal plate, used in intaglio printing, on the surface of which design lines have been engraved by hand.
b. The process of making such an engraving.
c. A print made from such an engraving.
2. See line cut.
an engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin.
Engraving directly onto a metal plate with cutting tools, producing precise lines and shading added by hatching dots. Probably began in fifteenth-century Italy, flowering in the work of Dürer.
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|Noun||1.||line engraving - a print obtained from a line drawing|
engraving - a print made from an engraving
|2.||line engraving - engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved|
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved