noun \sə-ˈnō-pē-ə\
plural si·no·pi·as or si·no·pie\-pē-ˌā\

Definition of SINOPIA

:  a red to reddish-brown earth pigment used by the ancients that depends for its color on its content of red ferric oxide
:  a preliminary drawing for a fresco done in sinopia

Origin of SINOPIA

Italian, from Latin sinopis, from Greek sinōpis, from Sinōpē Sinop, ancient seaport in Asia Minor
First Known Use: 1844

Rhymes with SINOPIA


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