gravures

gravure

[gruh-vyoor, grey-vyer]
noun
1.
an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
2.
a print produced by gravure.
3.
the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.

Origin:
1875–80; < French, equivalent to grav(er) to engrave < Germanic (see grave3) + -ure -ure

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gravure (ɡrəˈvjʊə)
 
n
1.  See also rotogravure a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recesses
2.  See photogravure
3.  matter printed by this process
 
[C19: from French, from graver to engrave, of Germanic origin; see grave³]

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