Chiaroscurist

Chi*a`ros*cu"rist

(?), n. A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than color.
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Chia`ro*scu"ro

(?),

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 in color. (b) The art or practice of so arranging the light and dark parts as to produce a harmonious effect. Cf. Clair-obscur.
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Chi"asm

(k"z'm),

Chi*as"ma

(k*z"m), } n. [NL. chiasma, fr. Gr. chi`asma two lines placed crosswise, fr. to mark with a .] (Anat.) A commissure; an intersection or crossing of two tracts; especially, the optic commissure, or crucial union of the optic nerves. -- Chi*as"mal (), a..
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chiasmal

chiasmatic

chiasmic

adj. of or pertaining to a chiasma.
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Chi*as"mus

(k*z"ms), n. [NL., fr. Gr. chiasmo`s a placing crosswise, fr. chia`zein. See Chiasm.] (Rhet.) An inversion of the order of words or phrases, when repeated or subsequently referred to in a sentence; thus,
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If e'er to bless thy sons
My voice or hands deny,
These hands let useful skill forsake,
This voice in silence die.
Dwight.
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