Definition of arriccio in US English:

arriccio

noun

Art
  • In fresco painting: a layer of fairly coarse plaster applied to the wall and left rough so that the smooth top layer which forms the painting surface may adhere to it more easily.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Architect & Building News. From Italian arriccio from arricciare to curl or bristle up from ar- + riccio hedgehog.

Pronunciation

arriccio

/əˈriːtʃ(ɪ)əʊ/