ritratto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian ritratto

Noun[edit]

ritratto (plural ritrattos or ritrattoes)

  1. (obsolete) A picture; a portrait.
    • 1761, Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman:
      ——'tis more like a ritratto of the shadow of vanity, than of VANITY herself——of the two; resembling rather a faint thought of transient applause, secretly stirring up in the heart of the composer, than a gross mark of it, coarsely obtruded upon the world.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ritratto in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin retractus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ritratto (feminine singular ritratta, masculine plural ritratti, feminine plural ritratte)

  1. drawn back, withdrawn
  2. portrayed, drawn, depicted

Noun[edit]

ritratto m (plural ritratti)

  1. portrait, image, picture, description

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Verb[edit]

ritratto m (feminine singular ritratta, masculine plural ritratti, feminine plural ritratte)

  1. past participle of ritrarre

Verb[edit]

ritratto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ritrattare

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