1. an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
  2. a print produced by gravure.
  3. the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.


  1. a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recessesSee also rotogravure
  2. See photogravure
  3. matter printed by this process

1893, short for photogravure, from gravure, from grave (v.) + -ure.

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