Definition of mozzetta in English:


Line breaks: moz|zetta
Pronunciation: /məʊˈzɛtə
, məʊˈtsɛtə/
(also mozetta)

noun (plural mozzette)

A short cape with a hood, worn by the Pope, cardinals, and some other ecclesiastics.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of mozzetta in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...