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impasto

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

Definition of impasto

plural impastos

  1. 1 :  the thick application of a pigment to a canvas or panel in painting; also :  the body of pigment so applied

  2. 2 :  raised decoration on ceramic ware usually of slip or enamel

impastoed play \-(ˌ)tōd\ adjective


Origin of impasto

Italian, from impastare


First Known Use: 1784


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