Definition of mozzetta in English:


Syllabification: moz·zet·ta
Pronunciation: /mōtˈsetə, mōˈzetə
(also mozetta)

noun (plural mozzettas or mozzette /-ˈsetā, -ˈzetā/)

  • A short cape with a hood, worn by the pope, cardinals, and some other ecclesiastics in the Roman Catholic Church.
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    • No other prelate wears elaborately embroidered stoles over the mozetta as a normal part of choir dress.
    • Boys and girls wear a long white tunic with a coloured mozzetta on top to distinguish the various groups.
    • The mozzetta is the same color as the cassock, and is usually worn only by cardinals and bishops.


late 18th century: Italian, shortened form of almozzetta, from medieval Latin almucia 'amice' + the diminutive suffix -etta.

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