[kuh-vet-oh; Italian kah-vet-taw]
noun, plural ca·vet·tos, ca·vet·ti [kuh-vet-ee; Italian kah-vet-tee] /kəˈvɛt i; Italian kɑˈvɛt ti/, Architecture.
  1. a concave molding the outline of which is a quarter circle.

Origin of cavetto

1670–80; < Italian, equivalent to cav(o) (< Latin cavus or cavum hollow place; see cave) + -etto -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -ti (-tɪ, Italian -ti)
  1. architect a concave moulding, shaped to a quarter circle in cross section

Word Origin for cavetto

C17: from Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus
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