- a process of painting in which pigments are mixed with size, casein, or egg, esp. egg yolk, to produce a dull finish
- the paint used in this process
- poster color
Origin of temperaItalian ; from temperare ; from L: see temper
- A painting medium in which pigment is mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size or egg yolk. Also called poster color, poster paint.
- Painting done in this medium.
Origin of temperaItalian, from temperare, to mingle, from Latin temperare; see temper.