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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.

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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