Definition of Gravure

1. Noun. A printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print.

Exact synonyms: Intaglio, Intaglio Printing
Generic synonyms: Printing, Printing Process
Specialized synonyms: Photogravure



2. Noun. A printing plate used in the process of gravure.
Generic synonyms: Engraving

3. Noun. An intaglio print produced by gravure.
Exact synonyms: Heliogravure, Photogravure
Generic synonyms: Print

4. Noun. The act of intaglio printing.
Generic synonyms: Printing
Specialized synonyms: Photogravure, Rotogravure
Derivative terms: Engrave

Definition of Gravure

1. Noun. (arts printing) A type of intaglio printing process, in which an image is engraved onto a rotating copper cylinder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gravure

1. a printing process [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravure

gravity meter
gravity meters
gravity perception
gravity slingshot
gravity wave
gravity wind
gravityless
gravlaks
gravlax
gravlaxes
gravo-
gravo-acute accent
gravogyro
gravothermal
gravs
gravure (current term)
gravures
gravy
gravy-eyed
gravy boat
gravy boats
gravy holder
gravy train
gravy trains
gravyless
gravylike
grawlix
grawlixes
gray-collar
gray-haired

Literary usage of Gravure

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1. Abbreviations and Technical Terms Used in Book Catalogs and Bibliographies by Frank Keller Walter (1912)
"binding colored to resemble granite. gravure sur acier. (e. ... See lettre grise. guillemets. quotation marks. H habillage. See gravure ..."

2. The Print Collector: An Introduction to the Knowledge Necessary for Forming by Joseph Maberly, Theodore Henry Fielding (1880)
"Manuel de Graveure, on harté complet de l'art de la gravure en tous genres ... gravure anterieure à la plus ancienne connue jusqu'ici et qui vient d'être ..."

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