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Related to secco: Seco
n. pl. sec·cos
The art or an example of painting on dry plaster.
Of or being a kind of recitative in which the words are sung rapidly to minimal accompaniment, usually just continuo.
[Italian, from Latin siccus, dry.]
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n, pl -cos
1. (Art Terms) wall painting done on dried plaster with tempera or pigments ground in limewater. Compare fresco
2. (Art Terms) any wall painting other than true fresco
[C19: from Italian: dry, from Latin siccus]
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