engraving vs etching what difference

what is difference between engraving and etching

English

Noun

engraving (countable and uncountable, plural engravings)

  1. The practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.
  2. (printing) The art of producing an image from an engraved printing form, typically made of copper.
    Coordinate terms: drypoint, etching
    Hypernym: intaglio
    Hyponyms: copperplate engraving, line engraving, photoengraving, steel engraving
  3. (countable) A print produced from an engraving.
  4. (music) The art of drawing music notation at high quality, particularly on a computer.

Related terms

  • engrave
  • whittle
  • carve

Translations

Verb

engraving

  1. present participle of engrave

Further reading

  • engraving on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • music engraving on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • gravening


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈetʃ.ɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtʃɪŋ

Noun

etching (plural etchings)

  1. (uncountable) The art of producing an image from a metal plate into which an image or text has been etched with acid.
    Coordinate term: engraving
    Hypernym: intaglio
    Hyponyms: aquatint, mezzotint
  2. (countable) The image created by this process.
    • “My tastes,” he said, still smiling, “incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet.” And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: “I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I’d rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don’t like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects; [].”

Derived terms

  • etching scribe

Translations

Verb

etching

  1. present participle of etch

Further reading

  • etching on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • teching

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