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Definition of impasto noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    impasto

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪmˈpæstoʊ//
     
    , NAmE//ɪmˈpɑstoʊ//
     
    (art)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a painting technique in which the paint is put on so thickly that it stands out from the surface
  2. 2[countable] a picture painted using this method
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