contorno

See also: contornò and contôrno

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian contorno

NounEdit

contorno

  1. (art) contour; outline
    • 1798, James Barry, Observations on different works of art in France and Italy
      [] the parts within the contorno are drawn by the incisions of the graver []

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

contorno m (plural contorni)

  1. contour, outline
  2. (side dish, chiefly in the plural) vegetables (when served with a meal)

VerbEdit

contorno

  1. first-person singular present indicative of contornare

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Back-formation from contornar.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

contorno m (plural contornos)

  1. contour, outline
  2. ring road; beltway (highway encircling a city)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

contorno

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of contornar

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

contorno m (plural contornos)

  1. contour, outline, boundary
  2. girth