mantelletta

[man-tl-et-uh]

noun Roman Catholic Church.

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

Nearby words

  1. mantegna,
  2. mantegna, andrea,
  3. mantel,
  4. mantelboard,
  5. mantelet,
  6. mantellone,
  7. mantelpiece,
  8. mantelshelf,
  9. manteltree,
  10. mantic

Origin of mantelletta

1850–55; < Italian, probably < Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle

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British Dictionary definitions for mantelletta

mantelletta

noun

RC Church a sleeveless knee-length vestment, worn by cardinals, bishops, etc

Word Origin for mantelletta

Italian, from Old French mantelet or Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle

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