halftone

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

half- +‎ tone

NounEdit

halftone (plural halftones)

  1. (music) Half the interval between two notes on a scale.
  2. (printing) A picture made by using the process of half-toning.
  3. (art) An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, photograph, etc.; a middle tint, neither very dark nor very light.

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VerbEdit

halftone (third-person singular simple present halftones, present participle halftoning, simple past and past participle halftoned)

  1. To reproduce a photograph or other continuous tone image by the use of dots of various sizes.

ReferencesEdit

  • OED2

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