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scagliola Line breaks: scagli|ola
Pronunciation: /skalˈjəʊlə/

Definition of scagliola in English:


[mass noun]
Imitation marble or other stone, made of plaster mixed with glue and dyes which is then painted or polished: [as modifier]: scagliola columns
More example sentences
  • The splendid scagliola columns are repaired and polished to their eighteenth-century condition.
  • The Egyptian dining room had been painted over, but when stripped it revealed a vast expanse of scagliola (18th-century plaster marbling).
  • Neapolitan workshops also produced scagliola, a composition substance that could closely imitate pietre dure decoration.


Mid 18th century: from Italian scagliuola, diminutive of scaglia 'a scale'.

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