trapunto

trapunto

[truh-poon-toh]
noun, plural trapuntos.
quilting having an embossed design produced by outlining the pattern with single stitches and then padding it with yarn or cotton.

Origin:
1920–25; < Italian: embroidery, noun use of the adj.: embroidered, literally, pricked through (past participle of trapungere), equivalent to tra- (< Latin trā-, variant of trāns- trans-) + -punto < Latin pūnctus, equivalent to pung- (stem of pungere to prick) + -tus past participle suffix; see puncture

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trapunto (trəˈpʊntəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
a type of quilting that is only partly padded in a design
 
[Italian, from trapungere to embroider, from pungere to prick (from Latin)]

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