[ 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.
Origin of putto
1635–45; < Italian: literally, boy < Latin putus
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Examples from the Web for putto
The Child is almost the putto on the right in the Redentore picture, but somewhat more bony.
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
/ (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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