follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

tachism

[tash-iz-uh m] /ˈtæʃ ɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
action painting (def 1).
Also, tachisme
[French ta-shees-muh] /French taˈʃis mə/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < French tachisme, equivalent to tache spot, (< Vulgar Latin *tacca, probably < Gothic taikns mark, akin to token) + -isme -ism
Related forms
tachist, tachiste
[French ta-sheest] /French taˈʃist/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tachism

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tachiste

13
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tachiste