al secco

1 of 2


al sec·​co
of a painting
: executed in the secco manner
an al secco mural
compare alfresco

al secco

2 of 2


of painting
: in the secco manner

Word History



Italian, in the secco manner

First Known Use


1894, in the meaning defined above


1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of al secco was in 1847

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“Al secco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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