Grisaille



[gri-zahy, -zeyl; French gree-zah-yuh] /grɪˈzaɪ, -ˈzeɪl; French griˈzɑ yə/

noun, plural grisailles
[gri-zahyz, -zeylz; French gree-zah-yuh] /grɪˈzaɪz, -ˈzeɪlz; French griˈzɑ yə/ (Show IPA), for 2.
1.
monochromatic painting in shades of gray.
2.
a work of art, as a painting or stained-glass window, executed in grisaille.
/ɡrɪˈzeɪl; French ɡrizɑj/
noun
1.
a technique of monochrome painting in shades of grey, as in an oil painting or a wall decoration, imitating the effect of relief
2.
a painting, stained glass window, etc, in this manner
n.

painting technique, 1848, from French grisaille (17c.), from gris “gray” (12c.), from a Germanic source (see ambergris).

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