Cavetto
Cavetto Ca*vet"to (k[.a]*v[e^]t"t[-o]), n. [It. cavetto, fr. cavo hollow, L. cavus.] (Arch.) A concave molding; -- used chiefly in classical architecture. See Illust. of {Column}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cavetto — [kə vet′ō] n. pl. cavetti [kəvet′ē] or cavettos [It, dim. of cavo, hollow < L cavus] Archit. a concave molding with a curve of 90° …   English World dictionary

  • cavetto — 1ca·vét·to s.m. 1. dim. → 2cavo 2. CO piccolo cavo conduttore di impianti elettrici, telefonici e sim.: i cavetti dello stereo, cavetto di commutazione 2ca·vét·to s.m. TS arch. modanatura che presenta una concavità a quarto di cerchio, tipica… …   Dizionario italiano

  • cavetto — noun (plural cavetti) Etymology: Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus Date: 1664 a concave molding having a curve that approximates a quarter circle see molding illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cavetto — /keuh vet oh/; It. /kah vet taw/, n., pl. cavetti / tee/, cavettos. Archit. a concave molding the outline of which is a quarter circle. See illus. under molding. [1670 80; < It, equiv. to cav(o) ( < L cavus or cavum hollow place; see CAVE) + etto …   Universalium

  • cavetto — {{hw}}{{cavetto}}{{/hw}}s. m. 1  Dimin. di cavo . 2 Conduttore elettrico, di solito formato da due fili metallici isolati tra loro e con involucro comune …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • cavetto — cavetto1 pl.m. cavetti cavetto2 pl.m. cavetti …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • Cavetto — ♦ Concave or hollow moulding. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 410) Note: cavus (Latin) = hollow …   Medieval glossary

  • cavetto — ca·vet·to …   English syllables

  • cavetto — ca•vet•to [[t]kəˈvɛt oʊ, kɑ [/t]] n. pl. ti( tē), tos. archit. a concave architectural molding the outline of which is a quarter circle • Etymology: 1670–80; < It, der. of cav(o) < L cavus or cavum hollow place …   From formal English to slang

  • cavetto — /kəˈvɛtoʊ/ (say kuh vetoh) noun (plural cavetti /kəˈvɛti/ (say kuh vetee) or cavettos) Architecture a concave moulding, as in a cornice, with the curve usually a quarter circle. {Italian, diminutive of cavo, from Latin cavum hollow (place) …   Australian English dictionary

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