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

Other Words from stucco

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

Examples of stucco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Addressing those concerns, DiGeronimo revised the plan to increase the amount of brick on the sides and rear of some townhomes and introduced a dark-colored stucco to the mix. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 9 Aug. 2022 The view of the building from the courtyard is visually interesting: The casita exterior is white stucco, which contrasts with the cladding on the second floor. Sophy Chaffee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2022 The walls are made of limestone and mortar covered with plaster and stucco., Journal Sentinel, 26 July 2022 The giant African land snail (Achatina (Lissachatina fulica) has a voracious appetite, eating over 500 types of plants and sometimes even consuming plaster and stucco, putting structures at risk. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 July 2022 The stand, built out of chicken wire and stucco in 1946 by architect Milton Black, originally sat on La Cienega Boulevard in the Beverly Grove neighborhood. Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2022 Slater’s 3,370-square-foot abode is decidedly more Spanish in appearance: The design elements include custom arched mahogany wood doorways, stucco walls and terracotta roofing. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 11 July 2022 After the construction crew finished their work at the house, Howorth sent them to the store to repair the stucco and give the balcony a fresh coat of paint. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 The shiny silver blade, cutting through the center of the façade, curled back sheets of gray stucco on both sides. Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 See More

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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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“Stucco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for stucco


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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