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chiaroscuro (kɪˌɑːrəˈskʊərəʊ)
n , pl -ros
1.  the artistic distribution of light and dark masses in a picture
2.  monochrome painting using light and dark only, as in grisaille
[C17: from Italian, from chiaroclear + oscuroobscure]

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