stuc·​co | \ ˈstə-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce stucco (audio) \
plural stuccos or stuccoes

Definition of stucco

1a : a fine plaster used in decoration and ornamentation (as of interior walls)
b : a material usually made of portland cement, sand, and a small percentage of lime and applied in a plastic state to form a hard covering for exterior walls

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Other Words from stucco

stuccoed \ ˈstə-​(ˌ)kōd How to pronounce stuccoed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of stucco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exterior is accented with stone, stucco and IPE veneer, with large windows and sliding glass doors. Dallas News, "Garvey Homes readies five-bedroom home in North Dallas area," 31 May 2020 Past a stucco exterior topped with clay tile, a double-door entry leads to living spaces with coved ceilings, arched entryways and floors of hardwood and tile. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Sly Stallone readies for another round in La Quinta," 30 May 2020 The six-bedroom Mediterranean-style estate with a white stucco exterior and red tile roof at 2003 Brazos Court in Westlake is situated on an interior cul-de-sac. Dallas News, "Spotlight on luxury homes in Southlake, Westlake," 29 Mar. 2020 Florentine Scagliola Scagliola, a technique that originates from stucco and traces its roots back to the 1600s, is made using a combination of water, selenite, glue, and natural pigments. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "8 Art Exhibits You Can Virtually Visit Right Now," 20 Apr. 2020 The pinks and peachy oranges may derive from the colors of painted stucco houses in Asmara, a city that was occupied by the Italians in the 1920s and became a landmark of colonial modernism — like Mr. Ghebreyesus, a hybrid. Arthur Lubow, New York Times, "The Inventive Chef Who Kept His 700 Paintings Hidden," 17 Apr. 2020 The home has a stucco and brick exterior, standing-seam metal roofing, a three-car garage and porte-cochere. Dallas News, "Surge in new construction preference among buyers," 15 Mar. 2020 Inside the stucco storefront, five chest-high industrial mills are positioned over a drain set in a tile floor; hoses snake out from a pipe along the wall. TheWeek, "How Oaxacan refried beans steal the show," 12 Apr. 2020 The main building was designed in the early 19th century, with architect C.L. Engel pulling inspiration from Classicism with Corinthian columns, central rotunda, and halls coated with coated with stucco marble. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The World's Most Beautiful Libraries," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of stucco

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stucco

Italian, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stucki piece, crust, Old English stocc stock — more at stock entry 1

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The first known use of stucco was in 1598

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24 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stucco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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How to pronounce stucco (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stucco

: a type of plaster used for decoration or to cover the outside walls of houses


stuc·​co | \ ˈstə-kō How to pronounce stucco (audio) \
plural stuccos or stuccoes

Kids Definition of stucco

: a plaster for coating walls

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