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Meaning of disegno*

di•se•gno

Pronunciation: (dē-se'nyô), [key]
— n. Italian.
  1. drawing or design: a term used during the 16th and 17th centuries to designate the formal discipline required for the representation of the ideal form of an object in the visual arts, esp. as expressed in the linear structure of a work of art.
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