noun, plural fres·coes, fres·cos.
verb (used with object), fres·coed, fres·co·ing.
Origin of fresco
Related Words for frescoportray, sketch, depict, coat, cover, draw, daub, wash, tint, design, decorate, dye, brush, illuminate, enliven, embellish, paint, darken, infuse, stain
Examples from the Web for fresco
Contemporary Examples of fresco
And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
As I read this, I imagined a fresco depicting the economic section of the document.Pope Francis Declares Consumers and Capitalists Need to Help the Poor
November 26, 2013
This 13th-century fresco of a lion was painted near Burgos in Spain, probably by an itinerant English artist from Winchester.
The Daily Pic: A Spanish fresco captures the fearless Middle Ages.
Cecilia Gimenez botched the restoration of a 19th-century Spanish fresco.Spain: Woman Who Ruined Religious Fresco Wants Royalties
September 21, 2012
Historical Examples of fresco
There, just study that fresco, Moses and the daughters of Jethro.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Surely the world shall know you the first of painters in fresco!Poems
William D. Howells
In order to see the fresco, I had to get on the top of a loom.Modern Painters Volume II (of V)
That picture he eventually transferred to his fresco, and there—O bitter irony!The Strolling Saint
It was painted on the wall, like a fresco; and how to remove it was the difficulty.
noun plural -coes or -cos
Word Origin for fresco
1590s, in fresco, literally "in fresh," with a sense of "painted on fresh mortar or plaster," from Italian fresco "cool, fresh," from Proto-Germanic *friskaz (see fresh (adj.1)).