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azulejo

[Spanish ah-soo-le-haw, ah-thoo-; Portuguese ah-zoo-le-zhoo]
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/.
  1. (in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries) a glazed and painted tile used as a wainscot or facing.
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Origin of azulejo

1835–45; < Spanish: blue tile, derivative of azul blue
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Examples from the Web for azulejo

Historical Examples of azulejo

  • The Azulejo had been lost, but was brought in quite spent, by Barckhausen.

    Through the Heart of Patagonia

    H. Hesketh Prichard

  • Niculoso introduced this kind of azulejo painting into Seville.

    The Story of Seville

    Walter M. Gallichan

  • Behind him hung one of Alberto's cages, an azulejo fluttering inside.

    When the Owl Cries

    Paul Bartlett