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gouache

[gwahsh, goo-ahsh; French gwash] /gwɑʃ, guˈɑʃ; French gwaʃ/
noun, plural gouaches
[gwah-shiz, goo-ah-shiz; French gwash] /ˈgwɑ ʃɪz, guˈɑ ʃɪz; French ˈgwaʃ/ (Show IPA),
for 3.
1.
a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
2.
an opaque color used in painting a gouache.
3.
a work painted using gouache.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French < Italian guazzo place where there is water ≪ Latin aquātiō, derivative of aqua water
Can be confused
gauche, gouache.
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Examples from the web for gouache
  • Here's a sample of his drawings from the book, done in ink, watercolor and gouache.
  • Done in wash and gouache over a pen-and-ink drawing, the landscape has the spontaneity of a first thought sketched from nature.
British Dictionary definitions for gouache

gouache

/ɡʊˈɑːʃ/
noun
1.
Also called body colour. a painting technique using opaque watercolour paint in which the pigments are bound with glue and the lighter tones contain white
2.
the paint used in this technique
3.
a painting done by this method
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Italian guazzo puddle, from Latin aquātiō a watering place, from aqua water
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Word Origin and History for gouache

1882, from French gouache, from Italian guazzo "water color," originally "spray, pool," from Latin aquatio "watering, watering place," from aquatus, past participle of aquari "to bring water for drinking," from aqua (see aqua-).

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