secco

secco

[sek-oh; Italian sek-kaw]
noun
adjective
2.
(of notes or passages in a musical score) played and released abruptly and without resonance.

Origin:
1850–55; < Italian: dry; see sack3

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secco (ˈsɛkəʊ)
 
n , pl -cos
1.  Compare fresco wall painting done on dried plaster with tempera or pigments ground in limewater
2.  any wall painting other than true fresco
 
[C19: from Italian: dry, from Latin siccus]

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