[taht-suh; Italian taht-tsah]
- a shallow, saucerlike, ornamental bowl, often having handles and usually on a high base or pedestal.
Origin of tazza
1835–45; < Italian < Arabic ṭassah basin. See tass
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Examples from the Web for tazza
This Tazza, as well as the famous obelisks, were brought to Rome.
When I had completed the model for the base of the Tazza, a desire came over me to model a group of colossal dimensions.
That from below the base of the Tazza descended in a vertical line to the base, which stood upon a quadrate plinth.
The base of the Tazza that I had modelled was either to be cast in bronze or cut in marble, and the last was decided on.
The leg of the tazza is produced by the same small disk that served for the handles of the first vase.
- a wine cup with a shallow bowl and a circular foot
C19: from Italian, probably from Arabic tassah bowl
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