Definition of putto in English:


Syllabification: put·to
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝otō

noun (plural putti /ˈpo͝otē/)

  • A representation of a naked child, especially a cherub or a cupid in Renaissance art.
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    • Among the various bits and pieces we see in this corner are plaster casts of the heads and tiny wings of two putti or cupids.
    • Between two relief sculptures of putti sit a Raphael drawing and a Netherlandish portrait of a man.
    • At the top of this painting, three putti hover over the scene.


Italian, literally 'boy', from Latin putus.

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