craquelure

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English[edit]

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Craquelure in the Mona Lisa, with a typical "Italian" pattern of small rectangular blocks

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French craquelure

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kɹæk.əˈlʊə/, /kɹæk.əˈljʊə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɹæk.əˈlʊɹ/, /kɹæk.əˈljʊɹ/
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Noun[edit]

craquelure (countable and uncountable, plural craquelures)

  1. (art) The distinctive pattern of hairline cracks in the surface of an old painting

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From craqueler +‎ -ure

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

craquelure m (plural craquelures)

  1. A small crack, usually in paint, glaze, varnish and similar substances.

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