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[truh-poo n-toh] /trəˈpʊn toʊ/
noun, plural trapuntos.
quilting having an embossed design produced by outlining the pattern with single stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton.
Origin of trapunto
1920-25; < Italian: embroidery, noun use of the adj.: embroidered, literally, pricked through (past participle of trapungere), equivalent to tra- (< Latin trā-, variant of trāns- trans-) + -punto < Latin pūnctus, equivalent to pung- (stem of pungere to prick) + -tus past participle suffix; see puncture Unabridged
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noun (pl) -tos
a type of quilting that is only partly padded in a design
Word Origin
Italian, from trapungere to embroider, from pungere to prick (from Latin)
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