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stucco Syllabification: stuc·co
Pronunciation: /ˈstəkō/

Definition of stucco in English:


Fine plaster used for coating wall surfaces or molding into architectural decorations.
Example sentences
  • Domestic buildings in the Spanish colonial style are usually built of thick stone walls covered with stucco.
  • In addition to a softer color, color washing can accentuate the texture of your plaster or stucco walls.
  • Wall materials such as stucco, cement, brick, plaster, stone, and block are most resistant to high temperatures.

verb (stuccoes, stuccoing, stuccoed)

[with object] (usually as adjective stuccoed) Back to top  
Coat or decorate with plaster: a stuccoed house
More example sentences
  • The planter is matched by a raised pool opposite, stuccoed to match the house.
  • The pink, stuccoed mansion was sold in 1916, after Angela drowned in the surf off Carmel Beach.
  • We're seeing a lot of frames that look like they've been stuccoed.


Late 16th century (as a noun): from Italian, of Germanic origin.

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