silverpoint

silverpoint

[sil-ver-point]
noun
1.
a technique of drawing with a silver stylus on specially prepared paper.
2.
a drawing made by this technique.

Origin:
1880–85; silver + point

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silverpoint (ˈsɪlvəˌpɔɪnt)
 
n
a drawing technique popular esp in the 15th and 16th centuries, using an instrument with a silver wire tip on specially prepared paper

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