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putto

[ poo-toh; Italian poot-taw ]
/ ˈpu toʊ; Italian ˈput tɔ /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for putto

putto
/ (ˈpʊtəʊ) /

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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