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The limited fictions used to sell the lives of public figures often form a cloudy chiaroscuro that covers their true humanity.
William J. Mann

Meaning of "chiaroscuro" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHIAROSCURO

From Italian, from chiaroclear + oscuroobscure.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHIAROSCURO

chiaroscuro  [kɪˌɑːrəˈskʊərəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHIAROSCURO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chiaroscuro is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHIAROSCURO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures. Similar effects in cinema and photography also are called chiaroscuro. Further related specialized uses of the term include chiaroscuro woodcut, for coloured woodcuts printed with different blocks, each using a different coloured ink; and chiaroscuro drawing for drawings on coloured paper with drawing in a dark medium and white highlighting.

Definition of chiaroscuro in the English dictionary

The definition of chiaroscuro in the dictionary is the artistic distribution of light and dark masses in a picture. Other definition of chiaroscuro is monochrome painting using light and dark only, as in grisaille.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHIAROSCURO


aero
ˈɛərəʊ
bureau
ˈbjʊərəʊ
caballero
ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ
cero
ˈsɪərəʊ
dinero
dɪˈneərəʊ
Douro
ˈdʊərəʊ
duro
ˈdʊərəʊ
enduro
ɪnˈdjʊərəʊ
euro
ˈjʊərəʊ
faro
ˈfɛərəʊ
hero
ˈhɪərəʊ
maduro
məˈdʊərəʊ
Nero
ˈnɪərəʊ
Pierrot
ˈpɪərəʊ
Politburo
ˈpɒlɪtˌbjʊərəʊ
primero
prɪˈmɛərəʊ
subbureau
ˈsʌbˌbjʊərəʊ
superhero
ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ
Truro
ˈtrʊərəʊ
zero
ˈzɪərəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHIAROSCURO

chianti
Chiantishire
chiao
Chiapas
chiarezza
chiaroscurism
chiaroscurist
chiasm
chiasma
chiasmal
chiasmata
chiasmatic
chiasmi
chiasmic
chiasmus
chiastic
chiastolite

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHIAROSCURO

bro
Castro
claro
cuatro
electro
hydro
intro
Ishiguro
libero
metro
micro
Negro
Oruro
outro
pedro
pro
retro
Rio de Janeiro
ro
to and fro

Synonyms and antonyms of chiaroscuro in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chiaroscuro» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHIAROSCURO

Find out the translation of chiaroscuro to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chiaroscuro from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chiaroscuro» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

明暗对比
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

claroscuro
570 millions of speakers

English

chiaroscuro
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chiaroscuro
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرقطة تمتزج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

светотень
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chiaroscuro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলো-আঁঁধারি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

clair-obscur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chiaroscuro
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chiaroscuro
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

明暗法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

라파엘
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chiaroscuro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ve phối hợp màu sáng và tối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chiaroscuro
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चित्राकोरो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ışık-gölge oyunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chiaroscuro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

światłocień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

світлотінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

clar-obscur
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κιαροσκούρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chiaroscuro
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chiaroscuroen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Chiaroscuro
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chiaroscuro

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIAROSCURO»

The term «chiaroscuro» is regularly used and occupies the 72.430 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHIAROSCURO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chiaroscuro» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chiaroscuro» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chiaroscuro

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QUOTES WITH «CHIAROSCURO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word chiaroscuro.
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William J. Mann
The limited fictions used to sell the lives of public figures often form a cloudy chiaroscuro that covers their true humanity.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHIAROSCURO»

Discover the use of chiaroscuro in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chiaroscuro and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro is the story of Steven Patch, an unemployed artist with a single blank canvas.
Carol Little, 2008
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Chiaroscuro: Essays of Identity
Included in Chiaroscuro is an updated re-introduction to Barolini's American Book Award-winning collection, The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian-American Women.
Helen Barolini, 1999
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Drawing Light and Shade: Understanding Chiaroscuro
Giovanni Civardi shares his great expertise in drawing light and shade, beginning with the basics of drawing simple 3D shapes.
Giovanni Civardi, 2006
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Bel Canto: A History of Vocal Pedagogy
Chiaroscuro as an Ideal Voice Quality During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the ideal voice quality for classically trained singers was sometimes described as chiaroscuro, or, 'bright-dark' tone. Every sung note was supposed to  ...
James Stark, 2003
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Chiaroscuro
THE 105 PAINTINGS WHICH APPEAR IN CHIAROSCURO REPRESENT TIM'S EXPLORATION OF REALISM WITHIN FANTASY THEMES.
Tim White, 1988
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Pictorial Effect in Photography: Being Hints on Composition ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Henry Peach Robinson, 2012
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Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of ...
Body and Soul Chiaroscuro CR 126, CR 204, Chiaroscuro CR (D) 126 Just Squeeze Me Chiaroscuro CR (D) 126 It Don't Mean a Thing Chiaroscuro CR 126, CR 204, Chiaroscuro CR (D) 126 Rockin' in Rhythm Chiaroscuro CR 126, CR 204, ...
Thomas P. Hustad, 2012
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Art of Drawing the Human Body
CHIAROSCURO. EFFECTS: WORKING. «„//,. ABSOLUTE. CONTRAST. A Dramatic Effect Chiaroscuro is the most dramatic of lighting effects. It consists of subjecting the nude to an intense light source that divides the anatomy into very brightly ...
Inc. Sterling Publishing Co., Sterling Publishing Company, 2004
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Securing Baritone, Bass-Baritone, and Bass Voices
Chapter. 4. vowel. definition. and. the. CHIAROSCURO. The. Role. of. Spectral. Analysis. No artist has ever learned to sing by studying a spectrogram of his own voice or of the voices of great artists, by analyzing formant relationships, or by ...
Richard Miller Professor of Voice Oberlin Conservatory (Emeritus), 2008
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A Life in Chiaroscuro
When Benjamin Andrews moved to Milwaukee in 1904 to become editor of a major newspaper, he could not have imagined the path his life would take.
Paul-Thomas Ferguson, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHIAROSCURO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chiaroscuro is used in the context of the following news items.
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JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa To Open In Fall 2015
Stadium seating will surround the amphitheater stage, set among lush gardens and a naturally occurring chiaroscuro, providing guests with a ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
2
Tree of Codes, Manchester Opera House, review: Sometimes five …
The chiaroscuro of Rapahel, Michelangelo and Caravaggio in Rob Halliday's lighting. The fleeting allusion to human flight. The ordered chaos ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
The Rape of Lucretia, Glyndebourne
I like very much the chiaroscuro of Michael Levine's simple raked set and Paul Anderson's lighting, often suggestive of a Rembrandt or a ... «The Arts Desk, Jul 15»
4
A Look at The Striking Low-Key Black-and-White Style of Film Noir …
Film noir is similar to 'chiaroscuro', a category of art that is illustrated by its usage of high contrast between light and dark elements. Directors ... «PetaPixel, Jul 15»
5
Technicolor at 100: Saturation and Subtlety in Filmmaking
But he emphasized the way that filmmakers would strive for chiaroscuro and sfumato, and noted the influence of 19th-century landscape ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Duncan Sheik's 'Spring Awakening' Heads For Fall Broadway …
L.A. Times drama critic Charles McNulty wrote that “Arden's stage plan stunningly employs all sorts of chiaroscuro effects to create a theatrical ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
7
A New Thread: With Pierce signed and waiting on DJ, where are …
... of the counterpoint of the Clippers chiaroscuro pain and suffering, our continuing degradation--will it not be even more poetic and profound to ... «Clips Nation, Jul 15»
8
Collingwood teen to showcase photography skills at library exhibition
The work of the Jean Vanier High School student will be on display in a photo exhibit called Chiaroscuro: Light & Dark Images, which will be on ... «Simcoe.com, Jul 15»
9
Turin and Manoppello: "Resurrexit sicut dixit"
Since, because of the signs of the bloodstains, which refer to Jesus so unequivocally, as well as to his face in chiaroscuro, it was immediately ... «Catholic World Report, Jul 15»
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Leah Denbok of Collingwood has photography exhibit starting July 4 …
... Gallery at the Collingwood Public Library from July 2 to August 28 in her second solo exhibition called “Chiaroscuro: Light & Dark Images. «Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chiaroscuro [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chiaroscuro>. Aug 2019 ».
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