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WORD OF THE DAY
Craquelure
KRAH-kə-looər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, early 20th century
1

A network of fine cracks in the paint or varnish of a painting.

Examples of Craquelure in a sentence

“The painting’s craquelure helped preservationists estimate its age.”

“Some of the fissures in the canvas were a result of craquelure.”