What does aquatint mean?

aquatint meaning in General Dictionary

to etch in aquatint

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  • a type of etching by which spaces tend to be bitten through aqua fortis in which an impact is created resembling a drawing in water colors or India ink additionally the engraving made by this process
  • etch in aquatint
  • an approach of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water-color
  • an etching made by a procedure that makes it resemble a water color
  • Alt. of Aquatinta

aquatint meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1782, "engraving made out of aqua fortis," from Italian acquatinta, from Latin aqua tincta "dyed liquid;" see aqua- + tinct.

aquatint meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Alt. of Aquatinta