secco

noun
sec·co | \ˈse-(ˌ)kō \

Definition of secco 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the art of painting on dry plaster

Definition of secco (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

First Known Use of secco

Noun

1852, in the meaning defined above

Adjective or adverb

circa 1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for secco

Noun

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

Adjective or adverb

Italian, literally, dry

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