gouache [gwahsh, goo- ahsh; gw French ash] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural gouach·es [ gwah-shiz, goo- ah-shiz; French gw] ash /ˈgwɑ ʃɪz, guˈɑ ʃɪz; ˈgwaʃ/ French 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. Origin of gouache 1880–85; < French < Italian guazzo place where there is water ≪ Latin aquātiō, derivative of aqua water
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Examples from the Web for gouache Historical Examples of gouache
He worked in
gouache and his style is said to have influenced Hall.
The leaf, which has been removed from the stick, is of paper, painted in
The paper mount is painted in
gouache; and on the reverse is a view of a fort. Gouache laughed a little and looked at Orsino as though asking his opinion.
The hounds did not meet on that day, or he would not have been at
Gouache's at all. British Dictionary definitions for gouache 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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Word Origin and History for gouache
1882, from French
gouache, from Italian guazzo "water color," originally "spray, pool," from Latin aquatio "watering, watering place," from aquatus, past participle of aquari "to bring water for drinking," from aqua (see aqua-).
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