- IPA: /ˈetʃ.ɪŋ/
etching (plural etchings)
- (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#English|engraving
- Hypernyms: intaglio
- hyponyms en
- (countable) The image created by this process.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VIII, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- "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; […]."
- French: gravure, eau-forte
- German: Ätzradierung, Radierung
- Italian: acquaforte
- Russian: офорт
- Spanish: aguafuerte
- present participle of etch#English|etch