[ vap-uh-ret-oh; Italian vah-paw-ret-taw ]
/ ˌvæp əˈrɛt oʊ; Italian ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt tɔ /
noun, plural va·po·ret·tos, Italian va·po·ret·ti [vah-paw-ret-tee] /ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt ti/.
a motorboat used as a passenger bus along a canal in Venice, Italy.
THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC
Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
Origin of vaporetto
1945–50; < Italian, equivalent to vapor(e) steamboat + -etto -et
Words nearby vaporetto
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for vaporetto
He steered her to the little tram, and at the landing found her a shady place on the vaporetto.Ragna|Anna Miller Costantini
British Dictionary definitions for vaporetto
/ (ˌveɪpəˈrɛtəʊ, Italian vapoˈrɛtto) /
noun plural -ti (-tɪ, Italian -ti) or -tos
a steam-powered passenger boat, as used on the canals in Venice
Word Origin for vaporetto
Italian, from vapore a steamboat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012