[ak-wuh-rel, ah-kwuh-; French a-kwa-rel]
- a watercolor.
- Printing. a printed picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil.
Origin of aquarelle
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Examples from the Web for aquarelle
He recognised it instantly from the aquarelle that is in the dining-room at home.Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life
Mary Alsop King Waddington
He looked out between whiles at the pleasant English land, an April aquarelle washed in with wondrous breadth.Some Short Stories
A summer day's dinner is to the full banquet of mid-winter what a light 'aquarelle' is to an oil picture.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Aquarelle, ak-wa-rel′, n. water-colour painting, or a painting in water-colours.
This aquarelle was purchased for one hundred francs by the Society of Friends of Art.Meissonier
- a method of watercolour painting in transparent washes
- a painting done in this way
C19: from French
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Word Origin and History for aquarelle
1855, from French aquarelle (18c.), from Italian acquerella "water-color," diminutive of acqua, from Latin aqua "water" (see aqua-).
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