gouache

noun \ ˈgwäsh \

Definition of gouache

1 :a method of painting with opaque watercolors
2 a :a picture painted by gouache
b :the pigment used in gouache

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Origin and Etymology of gouache

French, from Italian guazzo, literally, puddle, probably from Latin aquatio watering place, from aquari to fetch water, from aqua water — more at island


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