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cavetto

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noun, ca·vet·to \kə-ˈve-(ˌ)tō, kä-\

Definition of cavetto

plural cavettiplay \-tē\

  1. :  a concave molding having a curve that approximates a quarter circle — see molding illustration



Origin of cavetto

Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus


First Known Use: 1664

Rhymes with cavetto


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