morbidezza

noun mor·bi·dez·za \ ˌmȯ(r)bəˈdetsə \

Definition of morbidezza

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

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Origin and Etymology of morbidezza

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


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