Definition of vaporetto in English:

vaporetto

Line breaks: vap¦or|etto
Pronunciation: /ˌvapəˈrɛtəʊ
 
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noun (plural vaporetti /-ti/ or vaporettos)

(In Venice) a canal boat (originally a steamboat, now a motor boat) used for public transport.
More example sentences
  • In the lower gallery there are videos of footage taken from a ferry in Sydney Harbour and a vaporetto in Venice.
  • As our river bus weaves in and out among the swarm of vaporetti, traghetti, gondolas and private craft, Venice begins to reveal itself.
  • There is too much to see, and the vaporettos are so heavily laden, they look as if they may sink at any moment.

Origin

Italian, diminutive of vapore 'steam', from Latin vapor.

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