[mawr-bi-det-suh; Italian mawr-bee-det-tsah]
- the effect of extreme softness and delicacy in pictorial and sculptural representations.
Origin of morbidezza
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Examples from the Web for morbidezza
He can't persuade us, Lady Auriol, that he is afflicted with the morbidezza of 1830.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
Morbidezza, mor-bi-det′za, n. that quality of flesh-painting which gives the impression of life.
Her light drapery is raised by the breeze, and discovers the beautiful form and morbidezza of her limbs.Six Centuries of Painting
She was tall, and her lovely arms showed through the black gauze of her dress with an exquisite roundness and morbidezza.Suburban Sketches
William Dean Howells
They blend the morbidezza of the senses with a rare feeling for natural and artistic beauty.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature
John Addington Symonds