smalto

[ smahl-toh, smawl-; Italian zmahl-taw ]
/ ˈsmɑl toʊ, ˈsmɔl-; Italian ˈzmɑl tɔ /

noun, plural smal·tos, Italian smal·ti [zmahl-tee] /ˈzmɑl ti/.

colored glass or similar vitreous material used in mosaic.
a piece of this.

Origin of smalto

1695–1705; < Italian < Germanic; see smelt1, enamel
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smalto

/ (ˈsmɑːltəʊ) /

noun plural -tos or -ti (-tiː)

coloured glass, etc, used in mosaics

Word Origin for smalto

C18: from Italian; see smalt
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