- a way of painting with opaque colors ground in water and mixed with a preparation of gum
- a pigment of this sort
- a painting made with such pigments
Origin of gouacheFrench ; from Italian guazzo, water color, spray, pool ; from Classical Latin aquatio, watering, watering place ; from aqua, water: see island
- a. A method of painting with opaque watercolors mixed with a preparation of gum.b. An opaque pigment used when painting in this way.
- A painting executed in this manner.
Origin of gouacheFrench, from Italian guazzo, from Latin aquati&omacron;, watering, from aquatus, past participle of aquar&imacron;, to fetch water, from aqua, water; see akw-a- in Indo-European roots.