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arriccio

[ uh-ree-choh; Italian ahr-reet-chaw ]
/ əˈri tʃoʊ; Italian ɑrˈrit tʃɔ /
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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.
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Also arricciato.
Also called brown coat.
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
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