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underpainting

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noun un·der·paint·ing \ˈən-dər-ˌpān-tiŋ\

Definition of underpainting

  1. :  preliminary painting; especially :  such painting done on a canvas or panel and covered completely or partially by the final layers of paint



1866

First Known Use of underpainting

1866

Rhymes with underpainting


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