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impasto  (ɪmˈpæstəʊ



  1. paint applied thickly, so that brush and palette knife marks are evident
  2. the technique of applying paint in this way

Word Origin

C18: from Italian, from impastare; see impaste

Example Sentences Including 'impasto'

I scowled at George Melly opposite; his violent impasto didn't stir.
Malcolm, John Whistler in the Dark


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