noun Roman Catholic Church.
a silk or woolen sleeveless vestment reaching to the knees, worn by cardinals, bishops, and other prelates.
mantle, shawl, cope, cloak, wrapper, cardinal, wrap, poncho, gabardine, tippet, pelisse, Vandyke, capote, mantilla, tabard, dolman, fichu, bertha, manteau, overdress
- mantegna, andrea,
Origin of mantelletta
1850–55; < Italian, probably < Medieval Latin mantelletum, diminutive of Latin mantellum mantle
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Examples from the Web for mantelletta
The plates are handed to Him by prelates of mantelletta, and during the ceremony one of His chaplains reads a spiritual book.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome|Charles Michael Baggs
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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