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putto

[poo-toh; Italian poot-taw] /ˈpu toʊ; Italian ˈput tɔ/
noun, plural putti
[poo-tee; Italian poot-tee] /ˈpu ti; Italian ˈput ti/ (Show IPA).
Fine Arts.
1.
a representation of a cherubic infant, often shown winged.
Origin of putto
1635-1645
1635-45; < Italian: literally, boy < Latin putus
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putto

/ˈpʊtəʊ/
noun (pl) -ti (-tɪ)
1.
a representation of a small boy, a cherub or cupid, esp in baroque painting or sculpture See also amoretto
Word Origin
from Italian, from Latin putus boy
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