grisaille grisaille

Definition(s):

  • (n) chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of relief

Usage(s):

  1. Dana got grisaille, Sandra videlicet.
  2. And high on the brick wall of the apartment building to the left, a pink patch: a ray of sun breaking through winter's grisaille.
  3. Nesbitt's own studio is evoked by haunting grisaille renderings of his wall moldings and a view through his window at the empty windows of the tenements across the street.

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