Fresco meaning

frĕskō
The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
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A painting executed in this way.
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To paint in fresco.
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A painting or design so made.
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To paint in fresco.
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(uncountable) In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
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(countable) A painting made using this technique.
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A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.

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To paint using fresco.
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The art or technique of painting with watercolors on wet plaster.
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Origin of fresco

  • Italian fresh (plaster) of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian fresco, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, whence also English fresh.

    From Wiktionary