pastose

[ pa-stohs ]
/ pæˈstoʊs /

adjective

having a heavy impasto.

Origin of pastose

First recorded in 1775–85, pastose is from the Italian word pastoso doughy. See paste, -ose1

Related forms

pas·tos·i·ty [pa-stos-i-tee] /pæˈstɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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