aquarelle /ˌakwəˈrɛl/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the technique of painting with thin, transparent watercolours (as distinct from gouache).

a cover illustrated in aquarelle.
2. [ count noun] a painting made using the technique of aquarelle.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from French, from Italian acquarella ‘watercolour’, diminutive of acqua, from Latin aqua ‘water’.

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