tempera

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tem·pera

noun \ˈtem-pə-rə\

: a kind of paint in which the color is mixed with water and usually egg

Full Definition of TEMPERA

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:  a process of painting in which an albuminous or colloidal medium (as egg yolk) is employed as a vehicle instead of oil; also :  a painting done in tempera

Origin of TEMPERA

Italian, literally, temper, from temperare to temper, from Latin
First Known Use: 1832

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