noun tra·pun·to \trə-ˈpün-(ˌ)tō, -ˈpn-\
plural tra·pun·tos

Definition of TRAPUNTO

:  a decorative quilted design in high relief worked through at least two layers of cloth by outlining the design in running stitch and padding it from the underside

Origin of TRAPUNTO

Italian, from past participle of trapungere to embroider, from tra- across (from Latin trans-) + pungere to prick, from Latin — more at trans-, pungent
First Known Use: circa 1924


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