noun, plural put·ti [poo-tee; Italian poot-tee] /ˈpu ti; Italian ˈput ti/. Fine Arts.
Origin of putto
Examples from the Web for putti
The paradox of the pulpits consists in the frieze of putti above the reliefs: putti who dance, play, romp, and run about.Donatello|David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
A marble doorway surrounded by two putti bearing a shield, leads to the Hall of Saints.Pintoricchio|Evelyn March Phillipps
Round the upper frieze are putti hunting, bearing garlands, &c.
Within is a frieze of putti bearing garlands, with shell-head niches and channelled pilasters below.
With four putti climbing over a circular balcony, seen in steep perspective, and covered with beautiful vine leaves and flowers.Giorgione|Herbert Cook
British Dictionary definitions for putti
noun plural -ti (-tɪ)
Word Origin for putto
Word Origin and History for putti
1640s, from Italian putti "small boys," plural of putto, from Latin putus "boy, child" (see puerility).