from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as sinopis.

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 painting and as the cartoon for 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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  • 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