imprimatura

noun
im·​pri·​ma·​tu·​ra | \ (ˌ)imˌprēməˈtu̇rə \
variants: or imprimature \ imˈpriməˌchu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of imprimatura

: a thin preliminary glaze applied to the ground in painting

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History and Etymology for imprimatura

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imprimatura. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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