gravure

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short for rotogravure.

NounEdit

gravure (countable and uncountable, plural gravures)

  1. (art, printing) A type of intaglio printing process, in which an image is engraved onto a rotating copper cylinder.
    • 1916 March 25, Irvin S. Cobb, “Unaccustomed as I am—”, in Saturday Evening Post[1]:
      for too long have the walls of our houses been adorned with examples of effete Old World portrait gravure.
  2. (Japan) A style of Japanese softcore; glamour photography.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French gravure.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɣraːˈvyː.rə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gra‧vu‧re
  • Rhymes: -yːrə

NounEdit

gravure f (plural gravures)

  1. engraving [From late 18th c.]

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

graver +‎ -ure

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gravure f (plural gravures)

  1. engraving
  2. (computing) burning (optical disc)
  3. A printing method using as printing form an engraved cylinder.

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  • Danish: gravure
  • Dutch: gravure

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