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 stucco (audio) \ adjective

Examples of stucco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But here, the stucco walls have clean, crisp corners rather than rounded edges. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The site features multiple rooms decorated with red, white and black stucco and marble, suggesting the baths once boasted rich decorations, reports Colin Drury for the Independent. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 May 2021 The 1930 stucco house is emblematic of L.A.'s Picfair Village neighborhood, a diverse area filled with Revival-style bungalows and mid-century homes. Lisa Chamoff, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The house had been covered with vines, which were damaging the stucco. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021 But her sister had already asked a family friend in Nevada to call 911, and soon officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department pulled up to Oquendo’s apartment building, a stucco complex with a pool and a playground. Abe Streep, The New Yorker, 21 May 2021 The kitchen is equipped with upscale appliances, an island topped with a solid slab of granite, a stucco-and-marble hood, a brick backsplash and custom antiqued mirror refrigerator panels. Dallas News, 8 May 2021 Diagrams of the alphabet and solar system are taped to the beige stucco wall. Laura Newberry, Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2020 Their work involved collaborations with local artisans, stonemasons, carpenters and tile makers to restore the intricate stucco work, carved store fireplaces and art in addition to Corsini’s trompe l’oeil paintings. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 7 May 2021

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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