Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The art of painting on fresh, moist plaster with pigments dissolved in water.
  • noun A painting executed in this way.
  • transitive verb To paint in fresco.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To paint in fresco, as a wall.
  • noun Coolness; a cool, refreshing state of the air; shade. See al fresco.
  • noun A method of painting on walls covered with a ground or coat of plaster or mortar, with which the colors become permanently incorporated if properly chosen and applied; also, a picture or design so painted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To paint in fresco, as walls.
  • noun rare A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
  • noun The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
  • noun In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.
  • noun A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
  • noun countable A painting made using this technique.
  • verb To paint using fresco

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
  • verb paint onto wet plaster on a wall
  • noun a durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian, fresh (plaster), of Germanic origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Italian fresco.

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