[ Spanish ah-soo-le-haw, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoo ]
/ Spanish ˌɑ suˈlɛ hɔ, ˌɑ θu-; Portuguese ˌɑ zuˈlɛ ʒʊ /
noun, plural a·zu·le·jos [Spanish ah-soo-le-haws, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoo sh] /Spanish ˌɑ suˈlɛ hɔs, ˌɑ θu-; Portuguese ˌɑ zuˈlɛ ʒʊʃ/.
(in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries) a glazed and painted tile used as a wainscot or facing.
Origin of azulejo
1835–45; < Spanish: blue tile, derivative of azul blue
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Examples from the Web for azulejo
Behind him hung one of Alberto's cages, an azulejo fluttering inside.When the Owl Cries|Paul Bartlett
Niculoso introduced this kind of azulejo painting into Seville.The Story of Seville|Walter M. Gallichan
The Azulejo had been lost, but was brought in quite spent, by Barckhausen.Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard