Definitions

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

  • noun The art or an example of painting on dry plaster.
  • adjective Of or being a kind of recitative in which the words are sung rapidly to minimal accompaniment, usually just continuo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the fine arts, same as tempera painting (which see, under tempera). Also called fresco secco.
  • In music, unaccompanied; plain. See recitative.

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

  • adjective Dry.
  • adjective painting on dry plaster, as distinguished from fresco painting, which is on wet or fresh plaster.

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

  • adjective art dry

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Latin siccus, dry.]

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Italian

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