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trapunto

[ truh-poon-toh ]
/ trəˈpʊn toʊ /
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noun, plural tra·pun·tos.

quilting having an embossed design produced by outlining the pattern with single stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton.

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Origin of trapunto

1920–25; <Italian: embroidery, noun use of the adj.: embroidered, literally, pricked through (past participle of trapungere), equivalent to tra- (<Latin trā-, variant of trāns-trans-) + -punto<Latin pūnctus, equivalent to pung- (stem of pungere to prick) + -tus past participle suffix; see puncture
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British Dictionary definitions for trapunto

trapunto
/ (trəˈpʊntəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

a type of quilting that is only partly padded in a design

Word Origin for trapunto

Italian, from trapungere to embroider, from pungere to prick (from Latin)
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