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Noun: gravure  gru'vyûr
  1. A printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
    - intaglio printing, intaglio
  2. A printing plate used in the process of gravure
  3. An intaglio print produced by gravure
    - photogravure, heliogravure
  4. The act of intaglio printing

Derived forms: gravures

Type of: engraving, print, printing, printing process

Encyclopedia: Gravure