from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or an example of painting on dry plaster.
- adj. Music Of or being a kind of recitative in which the words are sung rapidly to minimal accompaniment, usually just continuo.
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- adj. dry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the fine arts, same as tempera painting (which see, under tempera). Also called fresco secco.
- In music, unaccompanied; plain. See recitative.
Italian, from Latin siccus, dry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)