noun \im-ˈpas-(ˌ)tō, -ˈpäs-\
plural im·pas·tos

Definition of IMPASTO

:  the thick application of a pigment to a canvas or panel in painting; also :  the body of pigment so applied
:  raised decoration on ceramic ware usually of slip or enamel
im·pas·toed \-(ˌ)tōd\ adjective

Origin of IMPASTO

Italian, from impastare
First Known Use: 1784


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