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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 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
gouache
1882, from Fr., from It. guazzo "water color," originally "spray, pool," from L. aquatio "watering, watering place."
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