[ poo-toh; Italian poot-taw ]
/ ˈpu toʊ; Italian ˈput tɔ /
noun, plural put·ti [poo-tee; Italian poot-tee]. /ˈpu ti; Italian ˈput ti/. Fine Arts.
a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
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Origin of putto
1635–45; <Italian: literally, boy <Latin putus
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How to use putto in a sentence
Little winged putti surround its base, and it ranks among the best productions of the accomplished Jacopo della Quercia.
A marble doorway surrounded by two putti bearing a shield, leads to the Hall of Saints.
These three figures—with their lovely attendant putti—are among the finest of his works.
The five frescoed putti above and the scene of the reception of the Stigmata are probably by Girolamo del Pacchia.
British Dictionary definitions for putto
noun plural -ti (-tɪ)
a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculptureSee also amoretto
Word Origin for putto
from Italian, from Latin putus boy
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