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scala cordonata

[Italian skah-lah kawr-daw-nah-tah] /Italian ˈskɑ lɑ ˌkɔr dɔˈnɑ tɑ/
noun, plural scale cordonate
[Italian skah-le kawr-daw-nah-te] /Italian ˈskɑ lɛ ˌkɔr dɔˈnɑ tɛ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a ramp having the form of broad, slightly inclined steps.
Origin
< Italian; see scale3, cordon, -ate1
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