Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Same as half-tint.
  • noun See semitone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Fine Arts) An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, photograph, etc.; a middle tint, neither very dark nor very light.
  • noun (Music) A half step.
  • noun A print obtained by the half-tone photo-engraving process.
  • noun the etched plate used to reproduce a half-tone illustration.
  • adjective Photo-engraving Having, consisting of, or pertaining to, half tones

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a print obtained from photoengraving
  • noun an engraving used to reproduce an illustration

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Examples

  • Look at that single color half-tone screened thermographic packaging!

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • 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.

    For Baldessari, Art Imitates Art

  • '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.'

    Akimbo and the Elephants by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by LeUyen Pham: Book summary

  • The fretting hand sought half-tone increments lost in the dreams of reason—

    The Forgotten Puppeteer

  • 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.

    DARKWATER

  • 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.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • The fridge was rumbling, deep and steady, a half-tone lower than the ventilation unit on the roof of the next building.

    Red Wolf

  • 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.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • The fridge was rumbling, deep and steady, a half-tone lower than the ventilation unit on the roof of the next building.

    Red Wolf

  • 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.

    Songs of Love & Death

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