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aquatinta


aquatinta


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aquatint  \A"qua*tint\,  Aquatinta  \A`qua*tin"ta\,  n.  [It. 
  acquatinta  dyed  water;  acqua  (L.  aqua)  water  +  tinto,  fem. 
  tinta,  dyed.  See  {Tint}.] 
  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.