Definition of terrazzo in English:

terrazzo

Line breaks: ter|razzo
Pronunciation: /tɛˈratsəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Flooring material consisting of chips of marble or granite set in concrete and polished to give a smooth surface: the floor was finished in red and tan terrazzo [as modifier]: a terrazzo floor
    More example sentences
    • Two years ago very few people in the United States had even heard of polished concrete other than terrazzo floors.
    • Oils in any form can penetrate the surface and permanently discolor terrazzo floors.
    • There are many original period features still intact in this house including Italian terrazzo floors, plasterwork, marble fireplaces and a cast iron bath.

Origin

early 20th century: Italian, literally 'terrace', based on Latin terra 'earth'.

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