Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as half-tint.
- n. See semitone.
- n. A picture printed from a plateproduced by the half-tone process (which see), or the plate itself.
- Noting a print or plate, produced by the half-tone process. See above.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Fine Arts) An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, photograph, etc.; a middle tint, neither very dark nor very light.
- n. (Music) A half step.
- n. A print obtained by the half-tone photo-engraving process.
- n. the etched plate used to reproduce a half-tone illustration.
- adj. Photo-engraving Having, consisting of, or pertaining to, half tones pertaining to or designating plates, processes, or the pictures made by them, in which gradation of tone in the photograph is reproduced by a graduated system of dotted and checkered spots, usually nearly invisible to the unaided eye, produced by the interposition between the camera and the object of a screen. The name alludes to the fact that this process was the first that was practically successful in reproducing the half tones of the photograph.
- n. a print obtained from photoengraving
- n. an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
“The tale's brevity, Smith's concise writing and Pham's evocative full-page half-tone illustrations make this an attractive choice for reluctant readers.”
“Which means taking a small, often insignificant detail, and treating enlarging those art-historical images just like a photograph—that's why you see the half-tone dots.”
“The fretting hand sought half-tone increments lost in the dreams of reason—”
“Look at that single color half-tone screened thermographic packaging!”
“For this reason, and this alone, I venture to write again on themes on which great souls have already said greater words, in the hope that I may strike here and there a half-tone, newer even if slighter, up from the heart of my problem and the problems of my people.”
“The fridge was rumbling, deep and steady, a half-tone lower than the ventilation unit on the roof of the next building.”
“The moon was full; she could see every detail of the street, the apartment blocks, the row of shops and Laundromats with steel grates pulled over the doors; at night, all the colors washed out to various degrees of half-tone shading.”
“The pigment was then artificially aged by heating the cloth in an oven and washing it, a process which removed it from the surface but left a fuzzy, half-tone image similar to that on the Shroud.”
“Its rollers zipped the stories, headlines, and half-tone photos through as the wax was laid down.”
“This first version of the work included segments specifically concerning Christmas that were later removed in a revision where Bach transposed the work down a half-tone from E-flat to D. Labadie chose to perform a hybrid version, still in D, but with the Christmas segments left intact.”
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