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aquarelle

[ak-wuh-rel, ah-kwuh-; French a-kwa-rel] /ˌæk wəˈrɛl, ˌɑ kwə-; French a kwaˈrɛl/
noun, plural aquarelles
[ak-wuh-relz; French a-kwa-rel] /ˌæk wəˈrɛlz; French a kwaˈrɛl/ (Show IPA)
1.
a watercolor.
2.
Printing. a printed picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil.
Origin of aquarelle
1865-1870
1865-70; < French < Italian acquarella (now obsolete) watercolor, equivalent to Latin aquār(ius) of water (see aquarium) + Italian -ella -elle
Related forms
aquarellist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aquarelle

aquarelle

/ˌækwəˈrɛl/
noun
1.
a method of watercolour painting in transparent washes
2.
a painting done in this way
Derived Forms
aquarellist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from French
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Word Origin and History for aquarelle
n.

1855, from French aquarelle (18c.), from Italian acquerella "water-color," diminutive of acqua, from Latin aqua "water" (see aqua-).

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