secco

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See also: seccò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian secco (dry). Doublet of sec.

Adjective[edit]

secco (not comparable)

  1. (art) dry
    Secco painting, or painting in secco, is painting on dry plaster, as distinguished from fresco painting, on wet or fresh plaster.
  2. (music) dry – sparse accompaniment, staccato, without resonance

Noun[edit]

secco (plural seccos)

  1. (art) A work painted on dry plaster, as distinguished from a fresco.
    • 1987, James Black, Recent Advances in the Conservation and Analysis of Artifacts, page 289:
      The Roman frescoes are generally robust, but the Chinese and Egyptian seccos are inherently weak []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “secco”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsek.ko/
  • Rhymes: -ekko
  • Hyphenation: séc‧co

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin siccus, from Proto-Indo-European *seyk-.

Adjective[edit]

secco (feminine secca, masculine plural secchi, feminine plural secche, diminutive secchìno or secchétto)

  1. dry
    Synonym: asciutto
    Antonym: bagnato
  2. dried
    Synonym: disseccato
  3. thin
    Synonyms: magro, snello
    Antonym: grasso
  4. sharp
    Synonyms: brusco, asciutto
  5. (card games) being the only ones of their suit in a players hand (of cards)
    asso secco(please add an English translation of this usage example)
    asso e cavallo secchi(please add an English translation of this usage example)

Noun[edit]

secco m (plural secchi)

  1. dryland
  2. dryness
  3. drought
    Synonym: siccità

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

secco

  1. first-person singular present indicative of seccare

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

secco

  1. first-person singular present indicative of seccar