• (GA) IPA: /ˈfɹɛskoʊ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfɹɛskəʊ/


  1. (countable) A cool, refreshing#Adjective|refreshing state#Noun|state of the air#Noun|air; coolness, duskiness, shade#Noun|shade.
    • a. 1722, Matthew Prior, “Hans Carvel”, in The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior: […], in Two Volumes, volume I, London: Printed for W[illiam] Strahan, […], published 1779, OCLC 491256769 ↗, page 124 ↗:
      {...}} I [Satan] cannot ſtay / Flaring in ſun-ſhine all the day: / For, entre nous, we helliſh ſprites, / Love more the freſco of the nights; {{...}
  2. (countable, painting) An artwork made by applying water#Noun|water-base#Verb|based pigment to wet#Adjective|wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster#Noun|plaster.
  3. (uncountable, painting) The technique used to make such an artwork.
Translations Translations Verb

fresco (frescoes, present participle frescoing; past and past participle frescoed)

  1. (ambitransitive) To paint using fresco.

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