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[drahy-point] /ˈdraɪˌpɔɪnt/
a technique of engraving, especially on copper, in which a sharp-pointed needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines.
a print made by this technique.
Origin of drypoint
1825-35; dry + point Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He combined etching with other techniques, such as engraving and drypoint.
  • drypoint is an intaglio process in which a sharp needle is used to scratch a line directly onto a metal plate.
  • Etching an d drypoint, printed in brown ink on laid paper.
  • He painted the subject six times and also explored it in lithography, drypoint, and etching.

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