arriccio

noun ar·ric·cio \ əˈrē(ˌ)chō \

Definition of arriccio

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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