- the art or technique of painting with watercolors on wet plaster
- a painting or design so made
Origin of frescoIt, fresh ; from Old High German frisc: see fresh
nounpl. fres·coes or fres·cos
- The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
- A painting executed in this way.
transitive verbfres·coed, fres·co·ing, fres·coes
Origin of frescoItalian, fresh (plaster), of Germanic origin.
- fres′co·er, fres′co·ist
(plural frescos or frescoes)
- (uncountable) In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
- (countable) A painting made using this technique.
- A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
(third-person singular simple present frescoes, present participle frescoing, simple past and past participle frescoed)
- To paint using fresco