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secco

[sek-oh; Italian sek-kaw] /ˈsɛk oʊ; Italian ˈsɛk kɔ/
noun
adjective
2.
(of notes or passages in a musical score) played and released abruptly and without resonance.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Italian: dry; see sack3
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British Dictionary definitions for secco

secco

/ˈsɛkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
wall painting done on dried plaster with tempera or pigments ground in limewater Compare fresco
2.
any wall painting other than true fresco
Word Origin
C19: from Italian: dry, from Latin siccus
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