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pentimento

pentimento

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

Definition of PENTIMENTO

:  a reappearance in a painting of an original drawn or painted element which was eventually painted over by the artist

Origin of PENTIMENTO

Italian, literally, repentance, correction, from pentire to repent, from Latin paenitēre — more at penitent
First Known Use: 1823

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