Etymology
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aquatint (n.)

also aqua-tint, 1782, "engraving made with aqua fortis," from Italian acquatinta, from Latin aqua tincta "dyed water;" see aqua- + tinct. The spaces are bitten, instead of the lines as in etching.

updated on February 01, 2017

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Definitions of aquatint from WordNet
1
aquatint (n.)
an etching made by a process that makes it resemble a water color;
aquatint (n.)
a method of etching that imitates the broad washes of a water color;
2
aquatint (v.)
etch in aquatint;
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