Noun Abaiser Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abaiser

Pronunciation:

/əˈbeɪsə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A soft black pigment; ivory black, bone black.
    ((n.) Ivory black or animal charcoal.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Weale (1791–1862), publisher and writer on architecture. Apparently from French abaisser (in painting) to tone down the intensity of a colour by using black alongside, specific use of abaisser to reduce in intensity.

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