Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

carpaccio

[kahr-pah-choh, ‐chee-oh]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. an appetizer of thinly sliced raw beef served with a vinaigrette or other piquant sauce.
Show More

Origin of carpaccio

after V. Carpaccio; said to have been introduced under this name c1961 at Harry's Bar, a Venetian restaurant

Carpaccio

[kahr-paht-chaw]
noun
  1. Vit·to·re [veet-taw-re] /vitˈtɔ rɛ/, c1450–1525, Venetian painter.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for carpaccio

Historical Examples

  • The double N puzzled me at first, but Carpaccio spells anyhow.

    Hortus Inclusus

    John Ruskin

  • A morning with Tintoretto might well be followed by a morning with Carpaccio or Bellini.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • Pupil of Bellini and Carpaccio, he combined the qualities of both.

    Venice

    Dorothy Menpes

  • It will be remembered that Carpaccio painted a very similar subject.

    Bernardino Luini

    James Mason

  • Ruskin did but popularise Carpaccio, and buy and sell Turner.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell


British Dictionary definitions for carpaccio

carpaccio

noun plural -os
  1. an Italian dish of thin slices of raw meat or fish
Show More

Word Origin

possibly after the Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio (?1460–?1525)

Carpaccio

noun
  1. Vittore (vitˈtoːre). ?1460–?1525, Italian painter of the Venetian school
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for carpaccio

n.

raw meat or fish served as an appetizer, late 20c., from Italian, often connected to the name of Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio (c.1460-1526) but without any plausible explanation except perhaps that his pictures often feature an orange-red hue reminiscent of some raw meat.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper