[ uh-ree-choh; Italian ahr-reet-chaw ]

noun,plural ar·ric·cios, ar·ric·ci [uh-ree-chee; Italian ahr-reet-chee]. /əˈri tʃi; Italian ɑrˈrit tʃi/.
  1. (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.

Origin of arriccio

<Italian, derivative of arricciare to curl up, make grooves in (a-a-5 + -ricciare, verbal derivative of riccio hedgehog <Latin ēricius

Words Nearby arriccio Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023