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secco

noun sec·co \ ˈse-(ˌ)kō \

Definition of secco

: the art of painting on dry plaster

Origin and Etymology of secco

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


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secco

adjective or adverb

Definition of secco

1 : short and very staccato used as a direction in music
2 of a recitative : accompanied only by the instruments playing the continuo

Origin and Etymology of secco

Italian, literally, dry


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