aqua·​relle | \ ˌa-kwə-ˈrel How to pronounce aquarelle (audio) , ˌä- \

Definition of aquarelle

: a drawing usually in transparent watercolor

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Other Words from aquarelle

aquarellist \ ˌa-​kwə-​ˈre-​list How to pronounce aquarellist (audio) , ˌä-​ \ noun

Examples of aquarelle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, fashion illustrator Talia Zoref was on hand and busy creating aquarelle sketches for guests to take home. Camila Hennessy, Vogue, "Kristen Stewart, Pharrell Williams, and Katy Perry Celebrate the Launch of Chanel’s Latest Fragrance," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of aquarelle

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aquarelle

French, from obsolete Italian acquarella (now acquerello), from acqua water, from Latin aqua

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“Aquarelle.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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