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Definition of "mezzotinto" [mez•zo•tin•to]

  • Dated form of mezzotint. (noun)
  • Dated form of mezzotint. (verb)

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Use "mezzotinto" in a sentence
  • "There is a mode of engraving called mezzotinto, which is somewhat easier of execution than the common mode, and produces a peculiar effect."
  • "She could copy prints, so that at a little distance you would scarcely know that the copy in stumped chalk was not a bad mezzotinto engraving."
  • "Caskets of Loveliness, Beauty, as they way be called; glaring caricatures of flowers, singly, in groups, in flower-pots, or with hideous deformed little Cupids sporting among them; of what are called “mezzotinto,” pencil-drawings,"