scumble n : the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture
EtymologyUncertain origin, perhaps from scum.
- Rhymes: -ʌmbəl
- to apply an opaque glaze to an area of a painting to
make it softer or duller
- 2000: The moon was brilliant, the path a track of scumbled footprints in the snow, the air cutting and cold. — Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass