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mantelletta

[ man-tl-et-uh ]
/ ˌmæn tlˈɛt ə /
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noun Roman Catholic Church.

a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates.

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Origin of mantelletta

1850–55; <Italian, probably <Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellummantle
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British Dictionary definitions for mantelletta

mantelletta
/ (ˌmæntɪˈlɛtə) /

noun

RC Church a sleeveless knee-length vestment, worn by cardinals, bishops, etc
Italian, from Old French mantelet or Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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