The arrangement of dark and light utilized in a pictorial representation.
Cocktail Party Banter
"Chiaroscuro Baby! Life is lived in the chiaroscuro; always in a blend of light and dark. You dig!?!"
Show Word in a Literary Context
Followed as he followed it, with a skilful reticence, in a kind of socialchiaroscuro, it was still possible for the polite to call him a professional painter.