(noun, verb)


1. a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print

Similar word(s): gravure

Definition categories: communication, printing

2. glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)

Similar word(s): diaglyph

Definition categories: man–made, glyptography


1. To engrave or etch using intaglio