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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fres"co
Senses
  1. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.(R)
  2. [Fine Arts]
    1. The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
    2. In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.
    3. A painting on plaster in either of senses and .

Etymology: It., fr. fresco fresh; of German origin. See Fresh (a.)

verb Fres"co
To paint in fresco, as walls.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A durable method of painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
  2. A mural done with watercolors on wet plaster
  3. Paint onto wet plaster on a wall
Wiktionary

From Italian fresco, from Medieval Latin friscus, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, whence also English fresh.

  1. (uncountable) In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
  2. (countable) A painting made using this technique.
  3. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.

fresco was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Fresco

Fresco Thompson was a baseball player. Fresco was born on June 6th, 1902 in Centreville, Alabama. He passed away on November 20th, 1968.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fresco

Jacque Fresco is a futurist, social engineer, structural engineer, architectural designer, industrial designer, author, lecturer, social engineering (political science), structural engineering, and industrial engineering. Jacque was born on March 13th, 1916 in Brooklyn.

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Victor Fresco is a television writer, producer, show creator, and screenwriting. Victor was born on January 9th, 1958 in Los Angeles.

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Louise was born on February 11th, 1952 in Meppel, Netherlands.

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Raz Fresco is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Raz was given the name Rasquiz Alfred Johnson on January 27th, 1995 in Toronto.

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Lucía was born on May 14th, 1991 in Chajarí.

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Zohar Fresco is a jazz musician. He plays Frame drum, percussion, and voice. Zohar was born in 1969.

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Popularity of Fresco as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fresco U.S.
  White 70.93% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 20.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fresco

People with the last name Fresco are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Fresco

  • How Popular is the name Fresco? As a last name Fresco was the 46,219th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Fresco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Fresco is Friday, June 6th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Fresco? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Fresco. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Fresco: Your name in reverse order is Ocserf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Refocs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fresco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 461 people with the last name Fresco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fresco? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fresco as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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