[kuh-vet-oh; Italian kah-vet-taw]
- a concave molding the outline of which is a quarter circle.
Origin of cavetto
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Yet the Torcello base resembles these Gothic ones both in expansion beneath and in depth of cavetto above.The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)
Cavetto, ka-vet′to, n. a hollowed moulding whose curvature is the quarter of a circle, used chiefly in cornices.
One of the most distinctive mouldings is the cavetto, a wide shallow hollow in the centre of a group of mouldings.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
- architect a concave moulding, shaped to a quarter circle in cross section
C17: from Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus
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