noun, plural aq·ua·relles [ak-wuh–relz; French a-kwa–rel] /ˌæk wəˈrɛlz; French a kwaˈrɛl/.
- a watercolor.
- Printing. a printed picture that has been colored manually by applying watercolor through stencils, each color requiring a different stencil.
- a method of watercolour painting in transparent washes
- a painting done in this way
1855, from French aquarelle (18c.), from Italian acquerella “water-color,” diminutive of acqua, from Latin aqua “water” (see ).