morbidezza

[ mawr-bi-det-suh; Italian mawr-bee-det-tsah ]
/ ˌmɔr bɪˈdɛt sə; Italian mɔr biˈdɛt tsɑ /

noun Fine Arts.

the effect of extreme softness and delicacy in pictorial and sculptural representations.

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Origin of morbidezza

1615–25; <Italian, equivalent to morbid(o) delicate (see morbid) + -ezza-ice
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