morbidezza

noun

mor·​bi·​dez·​za
ˌmȯ(r)bəˈdetsə
plural -s
1
: an extreme delicacy and softness
marveled at the morbidezza of the Italian women Francis Hackett
had too heroic a style for the morbidezza of the music he played
2
: a sensual delicacy of flesh-coloring in painting
morbidezza in his treatment of flesh Edward McCurdy

Word History

Etymology

Italian, from morbido tender, delicate, from Latin morbidus diseased, unwholesome

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“Morbidezza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morbidezza. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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