Definition of blanc fixe in English:

blanc fixe

Syllabification: blanc fixe
Pronunciation: /ˈblaNGk ˈfiks, bläN ˈfēks


  • Barium sulfate in the form of a white powder used in making pigments and paper.
    More 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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