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noun, plural trul·li [troo-lee] /ˈtru li/.
  1. a dwelling of the Apulia region of Italy, roofed with conical constructions of corbeled dry masonry.
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Origin of trullo

1905–10; < Italian < Apulian dialect truḍḍu < Medieval Greek, Late Greek trŷllos cupola, ultimately < Latin trulla ladle, scoop (cf. trowel), probably by intermediary sense “cup, goblet”; compare similar development of cupola
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Examples from the Web for trullo

Historical Examples

  • Penalties were inflicted by the council; both of Laodicea and Trullo, on clergymen who did not observe both days as festivals.

    Tracts on the Sabbath


  • And he looked at her exactly as he had looked about an hour ago, when he was making love to her as Trullo's betrothed.

    The Landleaguers

    Anthony Trollope

  • But his lady-love could not very well make herself known to him from the stage as she was occupied at the moment with Trullo.

    The Landleaguers

    Anthony Trollope

  • This was the first council called by the Latins in trullo, because it was held in an apartment of the imperial palace.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • Now, in the second of its canons, the council in Trullo recognized Its final form.