grisaille

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French grisaille

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

grisaille (plural grisailles)

  1. (art) In painting, a method of working which employs only varying values of gray to create form. Often a preliminary step in a fully colored painting.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gris +‎ -aille

Noun[edit]

grisaille f (plural grisailles)

  1. grisaille
  2. gloom (gloomy weather)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French grisaille

Noun[edit]

grisaille f (invariable)

  1. grisaille
  2. Variant of grisaglia

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