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terrazzo (tɛˈrætsəʊ Pronunciation for terrazzo



  1. a floor or wall finish made by setting marble or other stone chips into a layer of mortar and polishing the surface

Word Origin

C20: from Italian: terrace

Example Sentences Including 'terrazzo'

All rooms have full-height, glazed sliding doors opening on to paved terrazzo courtyards.
Independent (1999)
Clements had got up and walked to the sliding glass doors that led out on to the terrazzo patio.
Cleary, Jon Murder Song
Gloria was just walking out of her office when she heard my heels clattering on the terrazzo tiles and turned sharply round.
Val McDermid DEAD BEAT (2002)
Inside, its entrance hall is terrazzo tiled with a marble fireplace and pine panelling.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
The mahogany kitchen and brick wall of the core add texture and the terrazzo floors are clean and efficient.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Things get seriously sassy, however, in the West Bar, with its white terrazzo floor, red walls and black velvet 1970s chairs.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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