silverpoint [sil-ver-point] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a technique of drawing with a silver stylus on specially prepared paper.
  2. a drawing made by this technique.

Origin of silverpoint First recorded in 1880–85; silver + point Examples from the Web for silverpoint Historical Examples of silverpoint

  • It is interesting to find that Leighton’s famous Lemon Tree drawing in silverpoint was exhibited here.

    Frederic Lord Leighton

    Ernest Rhys

  • British Dictionary definitions for silverpoint silverpoint noun

    1. a drawing technique popular esp in the 15th and 16th centuries, using an instrument with a silver wire tip on specially prepared paper
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