craquelure [krak-loo r, krak-loo r; French krakuh-lyr]
noun, plural craquelures [krak-loo rz, krak-loo rz; French krakuh-lyr]
1. a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.
Origin: 1910-15; < French, equivalent to craquel(er) to crackle, crack (imitative) + -ure -ure
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