calcestruzzo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Vulgar Latin *calcestris (derived from Latin calx (limestone; chalk)), and perhaps a derivation of struō (I compose, I build).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kal.t͡ʃesˈtrut.t͡so/
  • Rhymes: -uttso
  • Hyphenation: cal‧ce‧strùz‧zo

Noun[edit]

calcestruzzo m (plural calcestruzzi)

  1. concrete

References[edit]

  • calcestruzzo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana