gouache

[ gwahsh, goo-ahsh; French gwash ]
/ gwɑʃ, guˈɑʃ; French gwaʃ /

noun, plural gouach·es [gwah-shiz, goo-ah-shiz; French gwash] /ˈgwɑ ʃɪz, guˈɑ ʃɪz; French ˈgwaʃ/ for 3.

a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
an opaque color used in painting a gouache.
a work painted using gouache.

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Origin of gouache

1880–85; < French < Italian guazzo place where there is water ≪ Latin aquātiō, derivative of aqua water

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gouache

gauche gouache
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British Dictionary definitions for gouache

gouache
/ (ɡʊˈɑːʃ) /

noun

Also called: body colour a painting technique using opaque watercolour paint in which the pigments are bound with glue and the lighter tones contain white
the paint used in this technique
a painting done by this method

Word Origin for gouache

C19: from French, from Italian guazzo puddle, from Latin aquātiō a watering place, from aqua water
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