Definition of gouache noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡuˈɑːʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡuˈɑːʃ//
    ; BrE BrE//ɡwɑːʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡwɑːʃ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a method of painting using colours that are mixed with water and made thick with a type of glue; the paints used in this method See related entries: Artwork and techniques
  2. 2[countable] a picture painted using this method
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: French, from Italian guazzo.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gouache