impasto

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noun im·pas·to \im-ˈpa-(ˌ)stō, -ˈpä-\

Definition of impasto

plural

impastos

  1. 1 :  the thick application of a pigment to a canvas or panel in painting; also :  the body of pigment so applied

  2. 2 :  raised decoration on ceramic ware usually of slip or enamel

impastoed

play \im-ˈpa-(ˌ)stōd, -ˈpä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of impasto

Italian, from impastare


First Known Use: 1784


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