terrazzo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian terrazzo.

Noun[edit]

terrazzo (uncountable)

  1. (architecture) A faux-marble material used for flooring and countertops.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 265:
      A fibreglass fish should have been spewing water into a terrazzo fountain, but the pipes had not yet been connected and bags of cement were heaped in the basin.
    • 2007 January 4, Fred A. Bernstein, “Art Above and Below, With Life in the Middle”:
      Richard Sammons [] began by leaving the ground floor studio pretty much as he found it, with 15-foot ceilings and a black terrazzo floor.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

terrazzo m (plural terrazzi)

  1. balcony
  2. terrace

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Verb[edit]

terrazzo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of terrazzare