Definition of blanc fixe in English:

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blanc fixe

Pronunciation: /ˈblaNGk ˈfiks/ /bläN ˈfēks/

noun

Barium sulfate in the form of a white powder used in making pigments and paper.
Example sentences
  • The major drawback to the lead filler is that it turns black on exposure to sulfur, so chalk or blanc fixe were used instead.
  • I can render opaque pigment translucent/transparent with blanc fixe and keep the paint - pigment rich and oil poor.

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Syllabification: blanc fixe

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