Definition of dry point in English:

dry point

noun

  • 1A steel needle for engraving on a bare copper plate without acid.

    1. 1.1 An engraving or print produced with a dry point needle.
      • ‘She has toiled assiduously to establish her reputation as Australia's preeminent printmaker, working as she has with large dry-points, embossings, etchings, and monoprints.’
      • ‘Picasso gave Apollinaire a copy of the dry point, The Bath, which the poet evokes in one of his first two articles on the artist's work.’
      engraving, print, impression, block, plate, dry point, cut, woodcut, linocut, vignette
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    2. 1.2 Engraving by means of a dry point needle.
      • ‘The centre offered a wide range of media - intaglio processes such as etching, aquatint, dry point and mezzotint, as well as woodcuts, screen prints and other forms of colour printing.’
      • ‘In dry-point the etcher commences at once upon the bare copper plate without any ground.’
      • ‘Sandu's art is on paper executed with one, or a mixture, of the following techniques: etching, aqua forte, aquatint, dry point and mezzotint.’
      • ‘This is my first attempt with dry point, a craft that has been around for centuries.’
      • ‘This process involves etching, engraving, dry point, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut and wood block.’

Pronunciation:

dry point

/ˈdrī ˌpoint/