Share this entry
blanc fixe Syllabification: blanc fixe
Pronunciation: /ˈblaNGk ˈfiks/ /bläN ˈfēks/

Definition of blanc fixe in English:


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.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources