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[krak-loo r, krak-loo r; French krakuh-lyr] /krækˈlʊər, ˈkræk lʊər; French krakəˈlür/

noun, plural craquelures
[krak-loo rz, krak-loo rz; French krakuh-lyr] /krækˈlʊərz, ˈkræk lʊərz; French krakəˈlür/ (Show IPA)
a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.
a network of fine cracks on old paintings caused by the deterioration of pigment or varnish

a cracking or network of fine cracks in the paint, enamel, or varnish of a painting
Word Origin

F. craqueler


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