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scudo Syllabification: scu·do
Pronunciation: /ˈsko͞odō/

Definition of scudo in English:

noun (plural scudi-dē)

A coin, typically made of silver, formerly used in various Italian states.
Example sentences
  • In Venice that year, some canvas cost only a fourth of a scudo a meter.
  • During the 1630s, he spent 57 percent of his income on running his unusually complex household and extended-family business, for which expenses amounted to about 840 scudi a year.
  • For the decade of 1616 to 1625, which he spent in Rome, Fano, and Bologna, documented payments for oil paintings total about 3,000 scudi.


Italian, from Latin scutum 'shield'.

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