1. copperplate

noun. a print made from an engraved copperplate.

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2. copperplate

noun. an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved.


  • copperplate engraving


  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability

3. copperplate

noun. a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings.


  • cursive
  • running hand
  • longhand

Sentences with copperplate

1. Verb, base form
Lithography was initially invented by Alois Senefelder in 1798 to provide a lower-cost alternative to copperplate engraving.

2. Noun, singular or mass
This, however, is much faster than the time an artist would need to prepare a copperplate.