Definition of cliché-verre in English:

cliché-verre

(also cliche-verre)

Pronunciation /ˌkliːʃeɪˈvɛː/

noun

  • A print produced using a handmade negative instead of a negative created with a camera; such prints collectively.

    The cliché-verre negative is created when a transparent base, usually a glass plate, is coated with a liquid resist or ground which is then manually scraped away to produce an image which can be printed on light-sensitive paper in a darkroom.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Print Collector's Quarterly. From French cliché verre from cliché photographic negative + verre glass.