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1. A style of monochromatic painting in shades of gray, used especially for the representation of relief sculpture.
2. A painting or design in this style.
a. Vitrifiable glass paint.
b. A lacy pattern painted on light glass with vitrifiable paint and fired.
[French, from gris, gray, from Old French, from Frankish *grīs.]
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grisaille(ɡrɪˈzeɪl; French ɡrizɑj)
1. (Art Terms) a technique of monochrome painting in shades of grey, as in an oil painting or a wall decoration, imitating the effect of relief
2. (Art Terms) a painting, stained glass window, etc, in this manner
[C19: from French, from gris grey]
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monochromatic painting in shades of gray.
[1840–50; < French =gris gray + -aille n. suffix]
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|Noun||1.||grisaille - chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of relief|
chiaroscuro - a monochrome picture made by using several different shades of the same color
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