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secco

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noun sec·co \ˈse-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of secco

  1. :  the art of painting on dry plaster

Origin and Etymology of secco

Italian, from secco dry, from Latin siccus — more at sack


First Known Use: 1852


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secco

adjective or adverb sec·co

Definition of secco

  1. 1 :  short and very staccato —used as a direction in music

  2. 2 of a recitative :  accompanied only by the instruments playing the continuo

Origin and Etymology of secco

Italian, literally, dry


First Known Use: circa 1854


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