American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A drawing done in transparent watercolors.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Water-color painting, or a painting in water-colors.
- n. A picture made by the application of watercolor through stencils, using a different stencil for each colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A design or painting in thin transparent water colors; also, the mode of painting in such colors.
- Borrowing from French aquarelle, from Italian acquarello, watercolour. (Wiktionary)
- French, from obsolete Italian acquarella, water color, diminutive of acqua, water, from Latin aqua. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Wonderful to see Tessa - associated in my mind with the "aquarelle" of the tulips and the Spring cleaning of your 'writing room' ... and now, being such a perfect 'companion' in Tulette and ... your private photographer!”
“Wonderful to see Tessa - associated in my mind with the "aquarelle" of the tulips and the Spring cleaning of your 'writing room'... and now, being such a perfect 'companion' in Tulette and... your private photographer!”
“I find your “aquarelle” (= watercolour) very appealing because of its fresh, light and spontaneous qualities.”
“I find your “aquarelle” = watercolour very appealing because of its fresh, light and spontaneous qualities.”
“Pen, black pencill, brown ink, aquarelle 24cm x 37cm”
“These early forms of watercolor (called tempura and fresco) only needed the Chinese invention of paper, which was transmitted by the Arabs into Spain and from there into Europe, to make them into the modern art form we call watercolor or aquarelle.”
“Before him lay an aquarelle of softest colouring, all pale light and misty shadow; and these lyric tints, these shades and half shades, gripped his heart as the vivid hues of the south never had.”
“At that hour there were beautiful faint colours in everything — tender green of leaves, pinkish brown of earth and tree-trunks — like aquarelle washes that would vanish in the later glare.”
“Her heart bounded and the blood flowed into her face, dyeing it like a thin wash of aquarelle.”
“The same people whose highest praise for work of known quality — a Delacroix aquarelle, say, or the attentions of a gentle and discreet lover — is a shrug and a pas mal, will start blathering sublime, superbe, and éclatant when they confront a book or a film or a piece of theater that offers up some tonic cataclysm for their appreciation.”
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