a technique of rendering depth or distance in painting by modifying the tone or hue and distinctness of objects perceived as receding from the picture plane, especially by reducing distinctive local colors and contrasts of light and dark to a uniform light bluish-gray color.
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called atmospheric perspective.
Origin of aerial perspective
First recorded in 1725–35
Words nearby aerial perspective
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British Dictionary definitions for aerial perspective
a means of indicating relative distance in terms of a gradation of clarity, tone, and colour, esp blueAlso called: atmospheric perspective
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