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Definition of "fresco" []

  • The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water. (noun)
  • A painting executed in this way. (noun)
  • To paint in fresco. (verb-transitive)

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 "fresco" in a sentence
  • "I especially like the texture of the image, almost like a fresco from a forgotten time."
  • "He explained the general rules of color composition in fresco, enamel, and pastel painting, showing how to use his wheel and chart together as a tool to select the appropriate color combinations for each technique."
  • "The walls of one among them were entirely covered with scriptural pictures in fresco of rather coarse execution, but still tolerably preserved, excepting the heads, of which no doubt"