Gouache meaning

gwäsh, go͝o-äsh'
A painting executed in this manner.
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A way of painting with opaque colors ground in water and mixed with a preparation of gum.
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A pigment of this sort.
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A painting made with such pigments.
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(art) A thick, opaque watercolour paint made with gum containing an inert white pigment to make it opaque.
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(art) A painting made with this paint.
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Origin of gouache

  • French from Italian guazzo from Latin aquātiō watering from aquātus past participle of aquārī to fetch water from aqua water akw-ā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary