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

  • n. A French school of art originating in the 1950s and characterized by irregular dabs and splotches of color applied haphazardly to the canvas.

Etymologies

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

French tachisme, from tache, stain, from Old French teche, mark, of Germanic origin; see deik- in Indo-European roots.

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