Definition of sgraffito
plural sgraffitiplay \-(ˌ)tē\
1 : decoration by cutting away parts of a surface layer (as of plaster or clay) to expose a different colored ground — compare graffito
2 : something (as traditional Pennsylvania Dutch pottery) decorated with sgraffito
Origin of sgraffito
Italian, from past participle of sgraffire to scratch, produce sgraffito
First Known Use: circa 1730
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