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English definition of “be etched somewhere”

be etched somewhere

(also be etched with sth) literary
If a feeling, emotion, or shape is etched somewhere, it can be seen there very clearly: His face was etched with pain. Confusion and sadness were etched on their faces. The foothills of the Himalayas were sharply etched against the pale blue sky.
(Definition of be etched somewhere from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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