sgraffito

noun
sgraf·fi·to | \ zgra-ˈfē-(ˌ)tō , skra- \
plural sgraffiti\zgra-ˈfē-(ˌ)tē, skra- \

Definition of sgraffito 

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

First Known Use of sgraffito

circa 1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sgraffito

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

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The first known use of sgraffito was circa 1730

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