Meaning of arriccio

ar•ric•cio

Pronunciation: (u-rē'chōIt.är-rēt'chô), [key]
— pl. -cios, -ci
  1. (formerly in fresco painting) a second coat of plaster, somewhat finer than the first coat, applied over the entire surface and on which the drawing for the fresco is done.
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