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1A reproduction of a photograph or other image in which the various tones of grey or colour are produced by variously sized dots of ink.[as modifier] ‘halftone illustrations’
picture, drawing, sketch, figure, graphicView synonyms
- ‘Don followed the Audubon Bird Guide series with about 100 half-tone illustrations for a popular book, Our Amazing Birds.’
- ‘The monochrome half-tone process, introduced in 1872, was refined by the end of the 19th cent. to allow full colour reproduction.’
- ‘Not until 1900, however, did half-tone photographic images become a regular feature of newspapers and magazines.’
- ‘Moreover, the nature of newspapers had changed - full of half-tones and features, and covering these sensational stories more than ever before.’
- ‘Many chapters have lovely half-tone illustrations of restored animals or landscapes, by the talented artist Mauricio Anton.’
2North American Music
A semitone.‘two sounds that have only a halftone of difference between them’
- ‘La cathédrale engloutie, apart from flummoxing interpreters in terms of correct pace and use of half-tones, is characterised by the artist's profound choice of tonal palette.’
- ‘Moiseiwitsch's singing line and Kempff's half-tones are simply absent, while the inter-relation of tempi - ie the middle section of the second movement should be more relaxed than the march figure - needs more thought in preparation.’
- ‘Like their contemporaries, the Prazak, they have a marvellous richness of response that adds drama to the long, unbroken lines - in 1918, the composer was under the influence of Brahms - and caressing half-tones to softer sections.’
- ‘Now add into it, the principle of composition, in counterpoint, of so-called neighboring key, neighboring-key half-tone change.’
- ‘Note when counting steps that there is a single half-tone between B and C, and E and F.’
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