from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A red pigment made from sinopite.
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- noun A
reddish- brown ochre-like pigment, derived from sinople, used in traditional oil paintingand as the cartoonfor frescos.
- noun The rough
sketch(executed in sinopia) which underlies a fresco.
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- noun a red ocher formerly used as a pigment
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From Italian sinopia. Compare sinoper.
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qroqqa commented on the word sinopia
a conch-shell or a goat's horn cornucopia
might spill the face of wonder on the sand,
painstaking painting, miraculous sinopia.
—Peter Porter, 'Too Many Miracles', in Dragons in their Pleasant Palaces
March 29, 2009