Gouache



[gwahsh, goo-ahsh; French gwash] /gwɑʃ, guˈɑʃ; French gwaʃ/

noun, plural gouaches
[gwah-shiz, goo-ah-shiz; French gwash] /ˈgwɑ ʃɪz, guˈɑ ʃɪz; French ˈgwaʃ/ (Show IPA), for 3.
1.
a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
2.
an opaque color used in painting a gouache.
3.
a work painted using gouache.
/ɡʊˈɑːʃ/
noun
1.
Also called body colour. a painting technique using opaque watercolour paint in which the pigments are bound with glue and the lighter tones contain white
2.
the paint used in this technique
3.
a painting done by this method

1882, from French gouache, from Italian guazzo “water color,” originally “spray, pool,” from Latin aquatio “watering, watering place,” from aquatus, past participle of aquari “to bring water for drinking,” from aqua (see aqua-).

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