Italian sfumato, 'shaded, toned down' (1909)
sfumato (usually uncountable; plural sfumatos)
- In painting, the application of subtle layers of translucent paint so that there is no visible transition between colors, tones and often objects.
See also 
sfumato m (feminine sfumata, masculine plural sfumati, feminine plural sfumate)
- past participle of sfumare
sfumato m (f sfumata, m plural sfumati, f plural sfumate)