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n. pl. ca·vet·ti (-vĕt′ē) or ca·vet·tos
A concave molding with a cross section that approximates a quarter circle.

[Italian, diminutive of cavo, hollow, from Latin cavus; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(kəˈvɛtəʊ; Italian kaˈvetto)
n, pl -ti (-tɪ; Italian -ti)
(Architecture) architect a concave moulding, shaped to a quarter circle in cross section
[C17: from Italian, from cavo hollow, from Latin cavus]
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(kəˈvɛt oʊ, kɑ-)

n., pl. -ti (-tē), -tos.
a concave architectural molding the outline of which is a quarter circle.
[1670–80; < Italian, derivative of cav(o) < Latin cavus or cavum hollow place]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cavetto - a concave molding shaped like a quarter circle in cross sectioncavetto - a concave molding shaped like a quarter circle in cross section
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
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The centre part is covered with elegantly designed, multicoloured Cyrillic letters that read: 'Autographs of the Architects of the Great Russian October Revolution.' The lower part of the cavetto is decorated with a hammer and sickle on either side of a section of the globe representing Russia.
ornamentation, a simple crown molding, the inward curve of the cavetto.