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Meaning of CHIAROSCURO

Pronunciation:  kee`âru'skyûrow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
 

CHIAROSCURO is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: grisaille, icon, ikon, image, picture

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chia`ro*scu"ro\, Chiaro-oscuro \Chi*a"ro-os*cu"ro\,
n. [It., clear dark.]
(a) The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art,
    such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or
    in color.
(b) The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark
    parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf.
    {Clair-obscur}.

 

 

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