Meaning of tazza in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɑːtsə/


  • A shallow ornamental wine cup mounted on a foot.

    ‘When the fashion for tazzas waned many had their central ‘trumpet’ foot removed and three or four smaller feet were added at the borders.’
    • ‘Characteristic of Kuzmichev's fine enameling is the small tazza in Plate X, which incorporates a cockerel leaning against the stem.’
    • ‘A silver tazza bearing the Royal African Company arms and made the same year as the Garthorne monteith, but by a different maker, is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.’
    • ‘The same colors are repeated in the gilt tazza, the garland of flowers and the pendant, hair ornament, and other jewelry strewn on the table.’
    • ‘The Hamburg silversmith Hans Lambrecht II, who made the cup shown in Plate XI, was probably influenced by the numerous tazza forms intended for serving fruit.’


Early 19th century from Italian, from Arabic ṭasa ‘bowl’ (see tass).