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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: Italian guazzo 'small pool', from Latin aquatio 'act of bringing water'

gouache

noun
     
Related topics: Painting and Drawing
gou‧ache
1 [uncountable]AVP a method of painting using colours that are mixed with water and made thicker with a type of glue
2 [countable]AVP a picture painted in this way

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