cavetto

noun ca·vet·to \ kə-ˈve-(ˌ)tō , kä- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of cavetto

plural cavetti play \-tē\
: a concave molding having a curve that approximates a quarter circle — see molding illustration

Origin and Etymology of cavetto

borrowed from Italian, from cavo "hollow, concave" (going back to Latin cavus) + -etto, diminutive and hypocoristic suffix — more at 1hole


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