variants or imprimature
plural -s
: a thin preliminary glaze applied to the ground in painting

Word History


modification of Italian imprimitura, from imprimito (past participle of imprimere to impress, print, stamp, mark, from Latin, to impress) + -ura -ure

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“Imprimatura.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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