Intonaco



[in-ton-uh-koh, -taw-nuh-; Italian een-taw-nah-kaw] /ɪnˈtɒn əˌkoʊ, -ˈtɔ nə-; Italian inˈtɔ nɑ kɔ/

noun, plural intonacos Italian, intonaci
[een-taw-nah-chee] /inˈtɔ nɑ tʃi/ (Show IPA)
1.
(formerly in fresco painting) the last and finest coat of plaster, usually applied in sections and painted while still damp with colors ground in water or a lime-water mixture.

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