grisaille grisaille


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


  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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