al secco

adjective
al sec·​co | \ alˈseˌkō \

Definition of al secco

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of a painting
: executed in the secco manner an al secco mural — compare alfresco

al secco

adverb
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Definition of al secco (Entry 2 of 2)

of painting
: in the secco manner

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First Known Use of al secco

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for al secco

Adjective

Italian, in the secco manner

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“Al secco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/al%20secco. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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