tempera

noun tem·pera \ ˈtem-pə-rə \

Definition of tempera

1 :a process of painting in which an albuminous or colloidal medium (such as egg yolk) is employed as a vehicle instead of oil; also :a painting done in tempera

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Origin and Etymology of tempera

Italian, literally, temper, from temperare to temper, from Latin


TEMPERA Defined for English Language Learners

tempera

noun

Definition of tempera for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of paint in which the color is mixed with water and usually egg


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