Definition of secco in English:


Syllabification: sec·co
Pronunciation: /ˈsekō
(also fresco secco)


  • The technique of painting on dry plaster with pigments mixed in water.
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    • American artist Steve Bogdanoff is known for his distinct interpretive fresco secco paintings.
    • Local artist Beatrice Winkler will open her new exhibition of fresco secco paintings tonight.
    • More recently, she completed the electrifying Euclid's Comet, a fresco secco in the Media Union of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


mid 19th century: from Italian, literally 'dry', from Latin siccus.

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