[ 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.
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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
/ (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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