sgraffito

noun sgraf·fi·to \ zgra-ˈfē-(ˌ)tō , skra- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sgraffito

plural sgraffiti play \zgra-ˈfē-(ˌ)tē, skra-\
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 (such as traditional Pennsylvania Dutch pottery) decorated with sgraffito

Origin and Etymology of sgraffito

Italian, from past participle of sgraffire to scratch, produce sgraffito


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