noun in·to·na·co \ə̇n‧ˈtänəˌkō, -tȯn-\

Definition of intonaco



  1. :  the finishing coat of fine plaster in fresco painting — compare arriccio

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Origin and Etymology of intonaco

Italian, from intonacare to coat with plaster, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin intunicare, from Latin in- 2in- + tunica tunic, coating

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capable of being understood in two ways

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