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imprimatura (s) (noun), imprimaturas (pl)
1. An initial stain of color that is applied as a base color of a picture upon which the painter adds other layers of paint: An imprimatura gives an artist a background to add transparent paints so the light that shines on the first paint will reflect through the added layers of paint.
2. Etymology: from Italian imprimatura, "first paint layer".
This entry is located in the following units: press-, presso-, pressi-, -prim-, -prin- (page 4) prim-, primi-, primo- (page 1)