- 1A type of fired clay, typically of a brownish-red colour and unglazed, used as an ornamental building material and in modelling: [as modifier]: terracotta potsMore example sentences
- To the rear of the house is the kitchen/breakfast room, with polished terracotta floor tiles and French doors leading out to a patio.
- Both unglazed terracotta ware and highly glazed ware crafted there are on sale in the museum foyer and the adjacent conservatory.
- The artists use materials such as fibreglass, terracotta, oil, acrylic and other mixed media.
- 1.1 [count noun] A statuette or other object made of terracotta.More example sentences
- The Archaic period (c. early 6th century - 480 BC) saw a great flowering of Etruscan art with the production of fine tomb paintings, funerary sculptures, and architectural terracottas.
- And there are some, they continued, that are incredibly important, such as the series of Kwahu funerary terracottas or the 1971 sequence showing the Timi of Ede in Nigeria.
- Upon entering the dark galleries, one is welcomed by some remarkable exemplars of Nok terracottas and Ife heads on loan from the Nigerian National Museum, Lagos, and the Ife Museum.
- 1.2A strong brownish-red or brownish-orange colour: shades of green and terracotta [as modifier]: warm, mellow terracotta tonesMore example sentences
- They are very strong but not gaudy, colours like terracotta, green and yellow.
- There are plenty of rich silks and organzas both in bright colours and earthy tones of terracotta, deep burgundy, pewter and slate black.
- Also at ground level, the living room is decorated in warm terracotta tones and features a beamed ceiling and open brick fireplace.
early 18th century: from Italian terra cotta 'baked earth', from Latin terra cocta.
More definitions of terracottaDefinition of terracotta in:
- The US English dictionary