[Italian bahm-bawt-chah-tah]

noun, plural bam·boc·cia·te [Italian bahm-bawt-chah-te] /Italian ˌbɑm bɔtˈtʃɑ tɛ/.

a genre painting of usually small size produced in Rome in the 17th century.

Origin of bambocciata

< Italian, equivalent to Bambocci(o) a nickname of the Dutch painter Pieter van Laer (1592–1645), who popularized such paintings in Rome + -ata -ade1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019