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English definition of “tempera”

tempera

noun [U] uk   /ˈtem.pər.ə/ us    /-pɚ.ə/ specialized
a method of painting with colours that are mixed with egg and waterPainting, drawing and printing
(Definition of tempera from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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