imprimatura

noun im·pri·ma·tu·ra \(ˌ)imˌprēməˈtu̇rə\
variants: or

imprimature

\imˈpriməˌchu̇(ə)r\

Definition of imprimatura

plural

-s

  1. :  a thin preliminary glaze applied to the ground in painting

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Origin and Etymology of 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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