- an exterior finish for masonry or frame walls, usually composed of cement, sand, and hydrated lime mixed with water and laid on wet.
- any of various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings, etc.
- any of various finishes made with cement, plaster, or mortar, as albarium.
- a wall, facing, molding, or other work made of such materials.
- to cover or ornament with stucco.
Origin of stucco
Related Words for stuccoadhesive, cement, glue, mortar, stucco, lime, coat, binding, gum, dressing, paste, mucilage, gypsum
Examples from the Web for stucco
Contemporary Examples of stucco
Israeli bullet casings littered the floors of the entrances to residences that were transformed into stucco barracks.Did Israel Execute Jihadists in Gaza?
September 7, 2014
As I reach the berm of sand, tile and stucco that marked a kind of front line, bodies are being piled on carts in the street.Who Is Behind Gaza's Mass Execution?
August 1, 2014
In January, the stucco converted farm building, divided into two apartments, went on the market for $500,000.JonBenet Ramsey's Colorado Home And Other Infamous Murder Houses For Sale
March 19, 2014
Our house was Mediterranean-style stucco with a red-tile roof.Red, White, and Muslim
Asma Gull Hasan
February 26, 2009
Historical Examples of stucco
Some ornaments of stucco and fragments of mosaic-work are yet to be seen.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
In the place of a stucco colonnade, one of polished granite was to be erected.Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
The stucco has only been employed to the right and left of the principal chamber.Byeways in Palestine
In two graves the bodies were covered with a layer of stucco plaster.The Evolution of the Dragon
G. Elliot Smith
The ceiling of the room No. 2, carved in stucco, is worthy of the paintings.Pagan and Christian Rome
- a weather-resistant mixture of dehydrated lime, powdered marble, and glue, used in decorative mouldings on buildings
- any of various types of cement or plaster used for coating outside walls
- Also called: stuccowork decorative work moulded in stucco
- (tr) to apply stucco to
Word Origin for stucco
1590s, from Italian stucco, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German stukki "crust, piece, fragment;" see stock (n.1)). The verb is attested from 1726.