[ uh-ree-choh; Italian ahr-reet-chaw ]
/ əˈri tʃoʊ; Italian ɑrˈrit tʃɔ /

noun, plural ar·ric·cios, ar·ric·ci [uh-ree-chee; Italian ahr-reet-chee] /əˈri tʃi; Italian ɑrˈrit tʃi/.

(formerly in fresco painting) a second coat of plaster, somewhat finer than the first coat, applied over the entire surface and on which the drawing for the fresco is done.
Compare intonaco.

Origin of arriccio

< Italian, derivative of arricciare to curl up, make grooves in (a- a-5 + -ricciare, verbal derivative of riccio hedgehog < Latin ēricius
Also called brown coat. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019