retouch

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/riːˈtʌtʃ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. riˈtʌtʃ; n. ˈriˌtʌtʃ, riˈtʌtʃ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. rē tuch; n.tuch′, rē tuch)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•touch /v. riˈtʌtʃ; n. ˈriˌtʌtʃ, riˈtʌtʃ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to improve with new touches;
    touch up.
  2. Photographyto change (a photograph) after development by adding or removing lines, lightening areas, etc.

n. [countable]
  1. an added touch to a picture, painting, etc.
  2. an act or instance of retouching.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•touch  (v. rē tuch;n. rētuch′, rē tuch),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to improve with new touches, highlights, or the like;
    touch up or rework, as a painting or makeup.
  2. Photographyto alter (a negative or positive) after development by adding or removing lines, lightening areas, etc., with a pencil, brush, or knife.
  3. to dye, tint, or bleach (a new growth of hair) to match or blend with the color of an earlier and previously dyed growth.

n. 
  1. an added touch to a picture, painting, paint job, etc., by way of improvement or alteration.
  2. an act or instance of dyeing new growth of hair to blend with previously dyed hair.
re•toucha•ble, adj. 
re•toucher, n. 
  • Middle French retoucher, equivalent. to re- re- + toucher to touch
  • 1675–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
retouch /riːˈtʌtʃ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to restore, correct, or improve (a painting, make-up, etc) with new touches
  2. to alter (a negative or print) by painting over blemishes or adding details
n
  1. the art or practice of retouching
  2. a detail that is the result of retouching
  3. a photograph, painting, etc, that has been retouched

reˈtoucher n
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