What is another word for Gesso?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈɛsə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Gesso is a word that is commonly used in the world of art and refers to a material that is used to prime surfaces before painting. However, there are many synonyms that can be used for the word gesso. Some of the most commonly used synonyms include primer, undercoat, base coat, ground, and preparation. These words all refer to the same basic concept of preparing a surface for a painting by applying a coating that will help the paint adhere better and create a smoother, more even finish. So, if you're an artist looking for alternatives to the word gesso, there are plenty of options available to you!

What are the hypernyms for Gesso?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    plaster, art material, painting material.

Usage examples for Gesso

N.E. to Cuneo, passing by the village of Valdieri on the Gesso, 2493 ft.
"The South of France--East Half"
Charles Bertram Black
The capitals of the pillars, the buttons on the clothes, and the rays of the angel are embossed with gilded Gesso, as also are the distant hills.
"Luca Signorelli"
Maud Cruttwell
The background is entirely of gold, thickly studded with bosses of gilded Gesso.
"Luca Signorelli"
Maud Cruttwell

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