aqua·​relle ˌa-kwə-ˈrel How to pronounce aquarelle (audio)
: a drawing usually in transparent watercolor
aquarellist 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, 5 July 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aquarelle was in 1821

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“Aquarelle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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