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aquarelle

[ ak-wuh-rel, ah-kwuh-; French a-kwa-rel ]
/ ˌæk wəˈrɛl, ˌɑ kwə-; French a kwaˈrɛl /
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noun, plural aq·ua·relles [ak-wuh-relz; French a-kwa-rel]. /ˌæk wəˈrɛlz; French a kwaˈrɛl/.

a watercolor.
Printing. a printed picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil.

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Origin of aquarelle

1865–70; <French <Italian acquarella (now obsolete) watercolor, equivalent to Latin aquār(ius) of water (see aquarium) + Italian -ella-elle

OTHER WORDS FROM aquarelle

aq·ua·rel·list, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aquarelle

aquarelle
/ (ˌækwəˈrɛl) /

noun

a method of watercolour painting in transparent washes
a painting done in this way

Derived forms of aquarelle

aquarellist, noun

Word Origin for aquarelle

C19: from French
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