morbidezza

noun mor·bi·dez·za \ˌmȯ(r)bəˈdetsə\

Definition of morbidezza

plural

-s

  1. 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. 2 :  a sensual delicacy of flesh-coloring in painting morbidezza in his treatment of flesh — Edward McCurdy

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Origin and Etymology of morbidezza

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


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