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Meaning of TEMPERA

Pronunciation:  'tempuru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  pigment mixed with water-soluble glutinous materials such as size and egg yolk
 

TEMPERA is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: poster color, poster colour, poster paint
 
 See Also: water-base paint

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tem"pe*ra\, n. [It.] (Paint.)
    A mode or process of painting; distemper.
    
    
  2. \Tem"pe*ra\, n. [It.] (Paint.)
    A mode or process of painting; distemper.
    
    Note: The term is applied especially to early Italian
          painting, common vehicles of which were yolk of egg,
          yolk and white of egg mixed together, the white juice
          of the fig tree, and the like.
    
    
 

 

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