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smalto

[smahl-toh, smawl-; Italian zmahl-taw]
noun, plural smal·tos, Italian smal·ti [zmahl-tee] /ˈzmɑl ti/.
  1. colored glass or similar vitreous material used in mosaic.
  2. a piece of this.
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Origin of smalto

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

  • Like the ultramarine, the smalto blue is always applied in a thick layer.

    Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times

    J. Henry Middleton


British Dictionary definitions for smalto

smalto

noun plural -tos or -ti (-tiː)
  1. coloured glass, etc, used in mosaics
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Word Origin for smalto

C18: from Italian; see smalt
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