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secco

[ sek-oh; Italian sek-kaw ]
/ ˈsɛk oʊ; Italian ˈsɛk kɔ /
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noun

adjective

(of notes or passages in a musical score) played and released abruptly and without resonance.

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Origin of secco

1850–55; <Italian: dry; see sack3
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secco
/ (ˈsɛkəʊ) /

noun plural -cos

wall painting done on dried plaster with tempera or pigments ground in limewaterCompare fresco
any wall painting other than true fresco

Word Origin for secco

C19: from Italian: dry, from Latin siccus
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