taz·​za ˈtät-sə How to pronounce tazza (audio)
: a shallow cup or vase on a pedestal

Illustration of tazza

Illustration of tazza

Examples of tazza in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still life of a citron, grapes, and apple and other fruits in a porcelain bowl with a sparrow, with plums and apricots in a gilt tazza (estimate: £80,000). Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 8 Dec. 2022

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Word History


Italian, cup, tazza, from Arabic ṭassa, ṭass, ṭasht basin, from Persian tasht

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tazza was in 1824

Dictionary Entries Near tazza

Cite this Entry

“Tazza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tazza. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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