sfumato

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noun sfu·ma·to \sfü-ˈmä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of sfumato

  1. :  the definition of form in painting without abrupt outline by the blending of one tone into another

Origin and Etymology of sfumato

Italian, from past participle of sfumare to evaporate


First Known Use: 1909

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