Fres"co (?), n.; pl. Frescoes or Frescos (#). [It., fr. fresco fresh; of German origin. See Fresh, a.]


A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.



2. Fine Arts (a)

The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.


In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.


A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b.


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Fres"co, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frescoed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Frescoing.]

To paint in fresco, as walls.


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