American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flooring material of marble or stone chips set in mortar and polished when dry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trade-name for a kind of concrete pavement made of broken stone and hydraulic cement.
- From Italian terrazzo. (Wiktionary)
- Italian, perhaps from Old Provençal terrassa, terrace; see terrace. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Many of the original details remain, such as terrazzo floors, the large windows and skylights, and the wall and ceiling treatments.”
“Half the carpets are laid in classrooms, and while the dropped ceilings have not been installed or the stone facing ( "terrazzo") applied to the floor in the long hallways, Reid explained that these are operations that go quickly when underway.”
“Becoming more enthusiastic about the subject, Mr. Redd went on to describe, in hilarious detail, his imaginary "total black and white apartment" featuring, "an under-furnished ballroom with chalky plaster walls, an ivory terrazzo floor with a small black star in the center, three pairs of leaded French doors and four Jean-Michel Frank club chairs on a lambskin rug.”
“Inside, there are jewel-colored fabrics and black-and-white terrazzo floors.”
“Features: Master bath with jetted tub, walk-in closet, sitting area, game room, den, in-law quarters, marble/terrazzo floor tiles, covered patio, courtyard with pavilion and in-ground pool.”
“One on my chin, is from when I fell on the terrazzo floor spinning and laughing in the bungalow on Sheridan Avenue when I was six.”
“Bao Ong of the NYTimes toured the library and reports that the 2-story building features “wood floors constructed from window frame scraps, old truck tires laid out as carpet, and a terrazzo staircase made of recycled glass and mirrors.””
“The domed ceiling will be retouched and the terrazzo floors cleaned.”
“As I walk the terrazzo floor of the main concourse one morning, passing specialty food concessions, a QuikTrip convenience store, and a team retail outlet that awaits its team, the arena seems cavernously empty, as it must for all but the 10 or so days a month that it stages events.”
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From the GNU Webster's 1913:
"n. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white ...
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