[smahl-toh, smawl-; Italian zmahl-taw]
- colored glass or similar vitreous material used in mosaic.
- a piece of this.
Origin of smalto
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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
- coloured glass, etc, used in mosaics
Word Origin for smalto
C18: from Italian; see smalt
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