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quarto (ˈkwɔːtəʊ Pronunciation for quarto



(plural) -tos
  1. a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper, usually crown or demy, into four leaves or eight pages, each one quarter the size of the sheet Often written: 4to,
  2. (formerly) a size of cut paper 10 in. by 8 in. (25.4 cm by 20.3 cm)

Word Origin

C16: from New Latin phrase in quartō in quarter

Example Sentences Including 'quarto'

Sweden's AvestaPolarit Oyj Abp has acquired ThyssenKrupp Nirosta's stainless steel quarto plate business for an undisclosed sum.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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