chiaroscurist

noun

chiar·​oscu·​rist kē-ˌär-ə-ˈskyu̇r-ist How to pronounce chiaroscurist (audio)
kē-ˌer-,
kē-ˌa-rə-,
-ˈsku̇r-
: an artist who specializes in chiaroscuro

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chiaroscurist was circa 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Chiaroscurist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiaroscurist. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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