tachism
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French tachisme, from tache stain, spot, blob, from Old French teche, tache, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon tēkan sign, Old High German zeihhan — more at token Date: 1955 action paintingtachist also tachiste adjective or noun, often capitalized

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  • tachism — tachist, tachiste Fr. /tann sheest /, n., adj. /tash iz euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) See action painting (def. 1). Also, tachisme Fr. /tann shees meu/. [1950 55; < F tachisme, equiv. to tache spot, ( < VL *t …   Universalium

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  • tachism — tach·ism …   English syllables

  • tachism — tach•ism [[t]ˈtæʃ ɪz əm[/t]] also ta•chisme fr. [[t]taˈʃis mə[/t]] n. (sometimes cap.) fia action painting • Etymology: 1950–55; < F tachisme=tache spot + isme ism tach′ist, ta•chiste Fr. taˈʃist n. adj …   From formal English to slang

  • tachism — n. (also tachisme) a form of action painting with dabs of colour arranged randomly to evoke a subconscious feeling. Etymology: F tachisme f. tache stain …   Useful english dictionary

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