[ skal-yoh-luh ]
/ skælˈyoʊ lə /
plasterwork imitating marble, granite, or the like.
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Origin of scagliola
1575–85; <Italian, equivalent to scagli(a) a chip (<Gothic skalja tile; cognate with shell) + -ola diminutive suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM scagliolascagl·io·list, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for scagliola
The sides of the library are adorned by Scagliola pilasters and arched recesses, which contain the books.Recollections of the late William Beckford|Henry Venn Lansdown
British Dictionary definitions for scagliola
/ (skælˈjəʊlə) /
imitation marble made of glued gypsum with a polished surface of coloured stone or marble dust
Word Origin for scagliola
C16: from Italian, diminutive of scaglia chip of marble, of Germanic origin; related to shale, scale ²
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