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vaporetto

[ vap-uh-ret-oh; Italian vah-paw-ret-taw ]
/ 藢v忙p 蓹藞r蓻t o蕣; Italian 藢v蓱 p蓴藞r蓻t t蓴 /
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noun, plural va路po路ret路tos, Italian va路po路ret路ti [vah-paw-ret-tee]. /藢v蓱 p蓴藞r蓻t ti/.
a motorboat used as a passenger bus along a canal in Venice, Italy.
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Origin of vaporetto

1945鈥50; <Italian, equivalent to vapor(e) steamboat + -etto-et
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How to use vaporetto in a sentence

  • 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

vaporetto
/ (藢ve瑟p蓹藞r蓻t蓹蕣, Italian vapo藞r蓻tto) /

noun plural -ti (-t瑟, 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
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