Meaning of “be etched somewhere” in the English Dictionary

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"be etched somewhere" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)