arriccio

noun

ar·​ric·​cio
əˈrē(ˌ)chō
plural -s
: the rough first coat of plaster in fresco painting compare intonaco

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Jun. 2024.

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