Definition of pentimento
plural -ti \-(ˌ)tē\
: 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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