[ kahr-paht-chaw ]
/ kɑrˈpɑt tʃɔ /


Vit·to·re [veet-taw-re] /vitˈtɔ rɛ/, c1450–1525, Venetian painter. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vittore carpaccio (1 of 2)


/ (ˌkɑːˈpætʃɪəʊ, Italian karˈpattʃo) /

noun plural -os

an Italian dish of thin slices of raw meat or fish

Word Origin for carpaccio

possibly after the Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio (?1460–?1525)

British Dictionary definitions for vittore carpaccio (2 of 2)


/ (ˌkɑːˈpætʃɪəʊ, -tʃəʊ, Italian karˈpattʃo) /


Vittore (vitˈtoːre). ?1460–?1525, Italian painter of the Venetian school
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Word Origin and History for vittore carpaccio



raw meat or fish served as an appetizer, late 20c., from Italian, often connected to the name of Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio (c.1460-1526) but without any plausible explanation except perhaps that his pictures often feature an orange-red hue reminiscent of some raw meat.

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