a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
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How to use putto in a sentence
The Child is almost the putto on the right in the Redentore picture, but somewhat more bony.
Usually a flying cherub holds an end of the banderole, and Ferri shows a wingless putto even, flying with no other assistance.Art Principles | Ernest Govett
The same tendencies are to be noted in the bronze putto at the Bargello.
Thayr surnames be putto lest any man hereafter shuld vsurpe any D iiij.cause of thayr prayse.The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion | Desiderius Erasmus
British Dictionary definitions for putto
a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculpture: See also amoretto
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