morbidezza

noun
mor·​bi·​dez·​za | \ ˌmȯ(r)bəˈdetsə \
plural -s

Definition of morbidezza

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

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History and Etymology for morbidezza

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 30 Sep. 2020.

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