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pentimento

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noun pen·ti·men·to \ˌpen-tə-ˈmen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of pentimento

plural

-ti

\-(ˌ)tē\
  1. :  a reappearance in a painting of an original drawn or painted element which was eventually painted over by the artist



Origin and Etymology of pentimento

Italian, literally, repentance, correction, from pentire to repent, from Latin paenitēre — more at penitent


First Known Use: 1823


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