• Half-tone Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, photograph, etc.; a middle tint, neither very dark nor very light.
  2. (a.) 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.
  3. (a.) Having, consisting of, or pertaining to, half tones;
  4. (n.) A half step.
  5. (n.) A half-tone photo-engraving.