noun, plural fres·coes, fres·cos.
verb (used with object), fres·coed, fres·co·ing.
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Origin of fresco
OTHER WORDS FROM frescofres·co·er, fres·co·ist, noun
Words nearby fresco
Example sentences from the Web for fresco
And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.
Dining facilities include al fresco picnic tables and bucolic fields adjacent to the pastures.
Authorities had not noticed that missing fresco, which had been taken from the House of the Orchard, until it was returned.Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Daniel Gross|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This 13th-century fresco of a lion was painted near Burgos in Spain, probably by an itinerant English artist from Winchester.
Beneath the portico, numbers of servants and retainers were lounging about, enjoying the fresco.
In thisPg 89 church is a remarkable altar fresco which was executed by the late Lord Leighton.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
On the outer walls of the principal temple are wretched daubs in fresco, representing the state of eternal punishment.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
The walls and ceiling were often covered with fresco paintings, frequently of elegant design, to be hereafter described.
The following fresco from the Catacomb of St. Priscilla is a characteristic example.
British Dictionary definitions for fresco
noun plural -coes or -cos
Word Origin for fresco
Cultural definitions for fresco
A painting on wet plaster. When the plaster dries, the painting is bonded to the wall. Fresco was a popular method for painting large murals during the Renaissance. The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci, is a fresco, as are the paintings by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.