chiaroscurist

noun
chiar·​oscu·​rist | \ kē-ˌär-ə-ˈskyu̇r-ist How to pronounce chiaroscurist (audio) , kē-ˌer-, kē-ˌa-rə-, -ˈsku̇r- \

Definition of chiaroscurist

: an artist who specializes in chiaroscuro

First Known Use of chiaroscurist

circa 1798, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chiaroscurist

Time Traveler for chiaroscurist

Time Traveler

The first known use of chiaroscurist was circa 1798

See more words from the same year

Statistics for chiaroscurist

Cite this Entry

“Chiaroscurist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiaroscurist. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

Comments on chiaroscurist

What made you want to look up chiaroscurist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!