Definition of sinopia
1 : a red to reddish-brown earth pigment used by the ancients that depends for its color on its content of red ferric oxide
2 : a preliminary drawing for a fresco done in sinopia
Origin and Etymology of sinopia
Italian, from Latin sinopis, from Greek sinōpis, from Sinōpē Sinop, ancient seaport in Asia Minor
First Known Use: 1844
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