Definition of azulejo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌazjʊˈleɪhəʊ/

noun (plural azulejos)

A kind of glazed coloured tile traditionally used in Spanish and Portuguese buildings.
Example sentences
  • The hallmark of Portuguese architecture are azulejos, glazed ceramic tiles that cover the facades and interiors of churches, government buildings, and private homes.
  • Few things are as characteristic or expressive of Portuguese architecture as its painted ceramic tiles, or azulejos.
  • The blue tiles called azulejos are used widely - as in most Portuguese cities - but they are, perhaps, most impressive in the Sao Bento station.


From Spanish, from azul 'blue'.

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