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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Chiaroscuro \Chia`ro*scu"ro\, Chiaro-oscuro \Chi*a"ro-os*cu"ro\,
n. [It., clear dark.]
(a) The arrangement of light and dark parts in a work of art,
such as a drawing or painting, whether in monochrome or
(b) The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark
parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf.
[1913 Webster] Chiasm
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a monochrome picture made by using several different shades
of the same color
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