from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A process of etching capable of producing several tones by varying the etching time of different areas of a copper plate so that the resulting print resembles the flat tints of an ink or wash drawing.
- n. An etching made by this process.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of etching with acid on a plate partially covered with varnish that produces a print somewhat resembling a watercolour.
- n. An etching or print made using this method.
- v. To make such etchings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of etching in which spaces are bitten by the use of aqua fortis, by which an effect is produced resembling a drawing in water colors or India ink; also, the engraving produced by this method.
- v. to etch in aquatint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An etching process by which prints imitating the broad flat tints of India ink, bister, or sepia drawings are produced.
- n. An engraving executed by the aquatint process.
- n. Also aquatinta.
- Pertaining to this method of etching.
- To etch in aquatint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. etch in aquatint
- n. a method of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water color
- n. an etching made by a process that makes it resemble a water color
French aquatinte, from Italian acquatinta : acqua, water (from Latin aqua; see aqua) + tinta, dyed (from Latin tincta, feminine past participle of tingere, to dye).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian acquatinta dyed water. (Wiktionary)