Definition of aquatint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈækwətɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækwətɪnt//
[uncountable, countable] (specialist)
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a method of producing a picture using acid on a metal plate; a picture produced using this method Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French aquatinte, from Italian acqua tinta ‘coloured water’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aquatint