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sfumato

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Noun
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sfu=ma=to

CIDE DICTIONARY

sfumatoa. [It.].
     Having vague outlines, and colors and shades so mingled as to give a misty appearance; -- said of a painting.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

sfumato, adj. & n. Painting
--adj. with indistinct outlines.
--n. the technique of allowing tones and colours to shade gradually into one another.

Etymology
It., past part. of sfumare shade off f. s- = EX-(1) + fumare smoke

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