noun Fine Arts.
Origin of sfumato
Examples from the Web for sfumato
It is like a picture, or a succession of pictures, painted in what the Italians call the sfumato, or "smoky" manner.The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne|Frank Preston Stearns
The gods were everything and nothing; they got lost in a sfumato.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism|Franz Cumont
All the secrets of richness, softness, and morbidenza, all the mysteries of pastoso and sfumato were his.Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning|Robert Browning
Word Origin for sfumato
1847, from Italian sfumato, literally "smoked," from Latin fumus "smoke" (see fume (n.)).