Definition of “etcher” - English Dictionary


“etcher” in English

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etchernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈetʃ.ər/ us /ˈetʃ.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A Dutch etcher and engraver of the seventeenth century, who pursued her art from pure love of it, never trying to make her works popular or to sell them. 
  • He is also an etcher of great merit, and an original sculptor. 
  • No black-and-white draughtsman of our time, no wood-cutter, etcher, or line-engraver, worked with slower deliberation. 
  • The etcher first covers the surface of the metal with a layer of some waxy substance and draws his picture through this coating, or "etching ground," as it is called. 
  • This was the etcher of European renown. 

(Definition of “etcher” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)