noun, plural gri·sailles [gri-zahyz, -zeylz; French gree-zah-yuh] /grɪˈzaɪz, -ˈzeɪlz; French griˈzɑ yə/ for 2.
Origin of grisaille
Examples from the Web for grisaille
Here the contrast of rich tones and grisaille is not so disagreeable as in the clerestory.Stained Glass Tours in France|Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
At the church of S. Alpin at Chlons is a series of picture windows in grisaille, not often met with, and very well worth seeing.
In England there is from the first usually a certain amount of coloured glass in grisaille windows (pages 141, 332).
Owing to the lights being narrower in the fifth the border is omitted, and in the sixth the grisaille work is also omitted.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury|H. J. L. J. Mass
Little Bible subjects were also painted, mainly in grisaille.
British Dictionary definitions for grisaille
Word Origin for grisaille
Word Origin and History for grisaille
painting technique, 1848, from French grisaille (17c.), from gris "gray" (12c.), from a Germanic source (see ambergris).