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pentimento

[pen-tuh-men-toh] /ˌpɛn təˈmɛn toʊ/
noun, plural pentimenti
[pen-tuh-men-tee] /ˌpɛn təˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA).
Painting.
1.
the presence or emergence of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over.
Origin of pentimento
1900-1905
1900-05; < Italian, equivalent to penti(re) to repent (< Latin paenitēre to regret) + -mento -ment
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  • He works with a fully-loaded brush or palette knife in transparent glazes that refer to double-exposure as well as pentimento.
British Dictionary definitions for pentimento

pentimento

/ˌpɛntɪˈmɛntəʊ/
noun (pl) -ti (-tiː)
1.
the revealing of a painting or part of a painting that has been covered over by a later painting
2.
the part of a painting thus revealed
Word Origin
C20: Italian, literally: correction
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