al secco

1 of 2

adjective

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

al secco

2 of 2

adverb

"
of painting
: in the secco manner

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Italian, in the secco manner

First Known Use

Adjective

1894, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1847, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Al secco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/al%20secco. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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