Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A painting technique which uses a series of fast brushstrokes to create the impression of faces and objects, rather than working out their details

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, quickness of movement or execution; rapidity.

Etymologies

From Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.