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Definition of "secco" [‖Sec•co]

  • The art or an example of painting on dry plaster. (noun)
  • Music Of or being a kind of recitative in which the words are sung rapidly to minimal accompaniment, usually just continuo. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "secco" in a sentence
  • "Concurrently with these experiments, Levi-Montalcini made “a secco” engravings on white paper, whose reliefs produced variations of light."
  • "Wert also contributed to Il Lauro secco (1582) and Il Lauro verde (1583), collections of madrigals, mostly by Ferrarese composers, assembled in honour of Laura Peverara, another member of the ensemble."
  • "Forse quando due Zune cercano di scambiarsi dati, uno dei due ci resta secco?"