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photogravure

[foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer] /ˌfoʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər/
noun
1.
any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
2.
the plate.
3.
a print made from it.
Origin of photogravure
1875-1880
1875-80; photo- + gravure
Related forms
photogravureist, noun
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  • With a Frontispiece in photogravure and many interesting Portraits.

    Carriages & Coaches Ralph Straus
  • Handsomely illustrated with a series of portraits in etching and photogravure.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • This is the first time that a number of photogravure illustrations have been given in a series published at a popular price.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • With numerous Portraits, including two in photogravure and one in Colour.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • Each volume has a photogravure frontispiece, and the books are produced with great care.

  • With a photogravure Frontispiece and 16 other Illustrations.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • Steel engraving made from a photograph compared with a photogravure.

    John Brown, Soldier of Fortune Hill Peebles Wilson
  • With a photogravure Frontispiece and 16 other illustrations.

    Glimpses of Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • The pictures of distracted ladies, wild as to hair and vision, are sold in photogravure by countless thousands—to women.

    The Spinster Book Myrtle Reed
  • With 16 illustrations in photogravure from original photographs by Arthur Scott.

British Dictionary definitions for photogravure

photogravure

/ˌfəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə/
noun
1.
any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
2.
matter printed from such a plate
Former name heliogravure
Word Origin
C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
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