noun, plural fres·coes, fres·cos.
verb (used with object), fres·coed, fres·co·ing.
- frequent flier,
- fresco secco,
- frescobaldi, girolamo,
- fresh as a daisy
Origin of fresco
Examples from the Web for frescoes
The room is a Second Empire design from the 19th century, featuring rich gold columns, frescoes, and glass chandeliers.
These chapels are decorated by paintings and frescoes, some of which are of considerable merit.
Homer's Odyssey furnishes the subjects for a series of frescoes now being executed in one of the royal palaces at Munich.
Below the frescoes is the mausoleum of the knight Federigo Cavalli.The Story of Verona|Alethea Wiel
The walls are in many places coated with stucco adorned with frescoes, including palms, doves, labara and other Christian symbols.
The landscape, which is soft and deep in tone, resembles that of the frescoes in the Sixtine Chapel.Pintoricchio|Evelyn March Phillipps
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)).
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.