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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The art of painting on dry plaster with pigments suspended in a water-thinned binding vehicle.

Usage examples (23)
  • Concurrently with these experiments, Levi-Montalcini made “a secco” engravings on white paper, whose reliefs produced variations of light.
  • Further problems can be caused by damp, and still others by the intrinsically more fragile techniques of painting a secco, on top of dry plaster.
  • Sometimes, it seems, fictional exchange gains were booked on what really were simply loans, a phenomenon criticized by some casuists as “dry exchange” or cambio secco.
  • Now, however, through the application of instrumental analytical investigations, it is possible to demonstrate that a mixed technique involving both alfresco and al... for more
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