Definition of azulejo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌazjʊˈleɪhəʊ

noun (plural azulejos)

  • A kind of glazed coloured tile traditionally used in Spanish and Portuguese buildings.
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    • 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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