stucco

noun
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

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Buyers can build and customize the one and two-story stucco homes, starting in the $300,000s, according to the builder's website. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Controversy in the air as Mesa homeowners decry neighboring asphalt plant’s odors," 11 July 2018 Villas are open and airy, with stucco walls and stone flooring. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Dubai," 4 Mar. 2018 Typically, the exterior of these homes had painted wood siding, but accents of stucco or stone were used fairly often as well—the common theme being an emphasis on earthy tones. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason Original Craftsman Style Homes Are Still Around After 100 Years," 21 Nov. 2018 The key to the design is the use of interchangeable adhesives on the drone’s base: microspines for digging into rough materials like stucco, carpet, or rubble, and ridged silicone (inspired by the morphology of gecko feet) for grabbing onto glass. James Vincent, The Verge, "Micro-drones with winches can open doors and lift 40 times their own weight," 24 Oct. 2018 The outside is a simple, pinkish-white stucco structure, but is adorned with ornamental roof trimmings. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Will This Historic Cottage Be Harry and Meghan’s New Home?," 23 July 2018 The majority of their exteriors are brick, but they're accented (often in those triangular gables) with decorative half-timbering: essentially a mock frame of thin boards with stucco or stone filling in the spaces between the boards. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason You Don't See Many Tudor-Style Homes These Days," 1 Nov. 2018 The main home’s Spanish Eclectic design was constructed in 1925 using stucco over a hollow clay tile with 156 feet of water frontage on Dona Bay. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Waterfront estate asks $2.4M in Florida," 9 Oct. 2018 Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco, Peru Cusco’s architectural heritage of Incan stone walls topped with colonial white stucco is echoed in this 16th-century building on a square steps from the main plaza. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018

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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

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The first known use of stucco was in 1598

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stucco

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stucco

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

stucco

noun
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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