arriccio

noun
ar·​ric·​cio | \ əˈrē(ˌ)chō \
plural -s

Definition of arriccio

: the rough first coat of plaster in fresco painting — compare intonaco

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History and Etymology for arriccio

Italian, from arricciare to bristle up, curl, groove (a plastered wall), from a- (from Latin ad-) + riccio hedgehog, curl, from Latin ericius hedgehog

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“Arriccio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arriccio. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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