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.

Nearby words

  1. putti-platt operation,
  2. puttie,
  3. puttier,
  4. putting green,
  5. puttnam,
  6. putty,
  7. putty in someone's hands,
  8. putty knife,
  9. putty powder,
  10. puttyroot

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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