Definition of azulejo in English:
noun (plural azulejos)
A kind of glazed colored tile traditionally used in Spanish and Portuguese buildings.
- The hallmark of Portuguese architecture are azulejos, glazed ceramic tiles that cover the facades and interiors of churches, government buildings, and private homes.
- Few things are as characteristic or expressive of Portuguese architecture as its painted ceramic tiles, or azulejos.
- The blue tiles called azulejos are used widely - as in most Portuguese cities - but they are, perhaps, most impressive in the Sao Bento station.
From Spanish, from azul 'blue'.
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