tempietto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian tempietto

Noun[edit]

tempietto (plural tempiettos)

  1. (architecture) A small, temple-like building
    • 2007, January 21, “Christopher Gray”, in Bankers Trust: The Building Known for Its Ziggurat Top[1]:
      Trowbridge & Livingston designed a chubby granite tower in the neo-Classical style topped not by a tempietto, a cupola or a spire — all used in previous high buildings — but a steep, massive pyramid of 24 steps.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tempietto m (plural tempietti) (Diminutive of: tempio)

  1. A small building, in the form of a temple, in a landscaped garden