Definición de terracotta en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə/


[mass noun]
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 pots
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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 tones
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Palabras que riman con terracotta

blotter, cotta, cottar, dotter, gotta, hotter, jotter, knotter, otter, pelota, plotter, potter, ricotta, rotter, spotter, squatter, totter, trotter

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Saltos de línea: terra|cotta

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