Meaning of daguerreotype
Pronunciation: (du-gâr'u-tīp", -ē-u-tīp"), [key]
— n., v., -typed, -typ•ing.
- an obsolete photographic process, invented in 1839, in which a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapor.
- a picture made by this process.
- to photograph by this process.
- daguerreotype (Thesaurus)