from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A style of monochromatic painting in shades of gray, used especially for the representation of relief sculpture.
- n. A painting or design in this style.
- n. Vitrifiable glass paint.
- n. A lacy pattern painted on light glass with vitrifiable paint and fired.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In painting, a method of working which employs only varying values of gray to create form. Often a preliminary step in a fully colored painting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Decorative painting in gray monochrome; -- used in English especially for painted glass.
- n. A kind of French fancy dress goods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A system of painting in gray tints of various shades, produced by mixing white with black, used either simply for decoration, or to represent objects, etc., as if in relief; also, a painting, a stained-glass window, etc., executed according to this method. See camaieu.
- n. A fancy fabric with a cotton warp and a wool weft for women's wear.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of relief
French, from gris, gray, from Old French, from Frankish *grīs.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French grisaille (Wiktionary)