Definition of secco in English:

secco

(also fresco secco)

noun

  • [mass noun] The technique of painting on dry plaster with pigments mixed in water.

    • ‘More recently, she completed the electrifying Euclid's Comet, a fresco secco in the Media Union of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.’
    • ‘American artist Steve Bogdanoff is known for his distinct interpretive fresco secco paintings.’
    • ‘Local artist Beatrice Winkler will open her new exhibition of fresco secco paintings tonight.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Italian, literally dry, from Latin siccus.

Pronunciation:

secco

/ˈsɛkəʊ/