noun, plural grisailles /grɪˈzaɪz, -ˈzeɪlz; French griˈzɑyə/ [gri-zahyz, -zeylz; French gree-zah-yuh] Show IPA , for 2.
monochromatic painting in shades of gray.
a work of art
, as a painting or stained-glass window, executed in grisaille.
1840–50; < French: painted in gray monotone, equivalent to gris gray + -aille noun suffix