ter·​raz·​zo | \ tə-ˈra-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce terrazzo (audio) , -ˈrät-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce terrazzo (audio) \

Definition of terrazzo

: a mosaic flooring consisting of small pieces of marble or granite set in mortar and given a high polish

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There’s red, terrazzo-like flooring glinting with a subtle sparkle. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "A First Look Inside John Barrett’s New 57th Street Salon," 29 Apr. 2019 The terrazzo counter and backsplash, inspired by designer Shiro Kuramata, coordinates with the colors in adjacent rooms, and the colorful recycled glass chips are embedded in white epoxy. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Manhattan Kitchen Has the Most Surprising Stove," 7 Mar. 2019 Some rock fragments were also used to create the terrazzo flooring that will feature in several of the gallery spaces. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "A New Museum is Putting This Swiss Alps Town on the Map," 12 Dec. 2018 Behind the stately front door of a classic Upper East Side townhouse, a little black spaniel named Winnie skitters across terrazzo floors. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "This Upper East Side Townhouse Is Brimming With Bespoke Furniture and French Antiques," 25 Jan. 2019 In early October 2017, Supermoon Bakehouse opened on the Lower East Side with pink terrazzo counters and tables. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "How Terrazzo Moved Out From Under Our Feet to Absolutely Everywhere," 18 Jan. 2019 The Wing released a line of terrazzo-print swag last summer. Alex Ronan, Vogue, "How Terrazzo Moved Out From Under Our Feet to Absolutely Everywhere," 18 Jan. 2019 Set against natural wood and a muted terrazzo floor, the mix of white materials doesn’t feel monochromatic so much as varied and textured. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Airy Australian house is indoor-outdoor living at its best," 28 Aug. 2018 With interior brick walls, extensive poured terrazzo, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the home has a light and airy feel throughout. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Light-filled midcentury home in Houston asks $890K," 4 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of terrazzo

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for terrazzo

Italian, literally, terrace, perhaps from Old Occitan terrassa

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