[gwahsh, goo-ahsh; French gwash]
noun, plural gouaches [gwah-shiz, goo-ah-shiz; French gwash] , for 3.
a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
an opaque color used in painting a gouache.
a work painted using gouache.

1880–85; < French < Italian guazzo place where there is water ≪ Latin aquātiō, derivative of aqua water

gauche, gouache.
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gouache (ɡʊˈɑːʃ)
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
[C19: from French, from Italian guazzo puddle, from Latin aquātiō a watering place, from aqua water]

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Word Origin & History

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