aquarelle

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See also: aquarellé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French aquarelle, from obsolete Italian acquarella (watercolour) (later acquarello and acquerello).

Noun[edit]

aquarelle (plural aquarelles)

  1. A watercolour (painting)
    • 1902, Henry James, chapter II, in Flickerbridge[1]:
      He looked out between whiles at the pleasant English land, an April aquarelle washed in with wondrous breadth.
    • 1910, George Meredith, chapter VI, in Celt and Saxon[2]:
      He wandered about the house, looking into several rooms, and only partially at rest when he discovered Caroline in one, engaged upon some of her aquarelle sketches.
  2. A printed picture coloured by the application of watercolour through stencils, using a different stencil for each colour.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From obsolete Italian acquarella, modern acquerello.

Noun[edit]

aquarelle f (plural aquarelles)

  1. aquarelle, watercolour
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

aquarelle

  1. inflection of aquareller:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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