- 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 aquātiō watering from aquātus past participle of aquārī to fetch water from aqua water ; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots.