Aquarelle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aquarelle A design or painting in thin transparent water colors; also, the mode of painting in such colors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aquarelle Water-color painting, or a painting in water-colors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aquarelle ak-wa-rel′ water-colour painting, or a painting in water-colours
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Ital acquerello, fr. acqua, water, L. aqua,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. acquerella, acqua—L. aqua.

Usage

In literature:

He looked out between whiles at the pleasant English land, an April AQUARELLE washed in with wondrous breadth.
"Some Short Stories" by Henry James
Aquarelles by Philippe Dechartre covered the walls of the corridor.
"The Red Lily, Complete" by Anatole France
Our aquarelle Sister is threatened with amaurosis, and the oculist prohibits all work at present.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
It had become like a pale aquarelle.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
His "Aquarelles" are a good example of his art in bijouterie.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Otherwise it is but a ragged, splashed aquarelle of grey and green.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
A summer day's dinner is to the full banquet of mid-winter what a light 'aquarelle' is to an oil picture.
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever
Aquarelles are printed from photogravure plates, inked up locally in a variety of colors.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
He recognised it instantly from the aquarelle that is in the dining-room at home.
"Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life" by Mary Alsop King Waddington
Two original aquarelles by Dore were presented by Liszt.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
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In poetry:

Her lily fingers that so well
Could paint a scene--in aquarelle--
Or broider plush with leaves and vines,
No more of real labor knew
Than waxen petals of the dew
On native eglantines.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Aquarelle rug in hand-knotted wool-silk in Parti by Tamarian Carpets.
One of Japan's oldest porcelain manufacturers, Arita, hired Dutch duo Scholten & Baijings to design a minimalist tabletop collection using traditional Japanese glazes like yellow ochre and aquarelle blue.
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