secco definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: Italian ; from Classical Latin siccus: see siccative
painting done on dry plaster
secco definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. sec·cos
The art or an example of painting on dry plaster.adjective Music
Of or being a kind of recitative in which the words are sung rapidly to minimal accompaniment, usually just continuo.
Origin: Italian, from Latin siccus, dry.