Pronunciation: (skrä-fē'tō; It.zgräf-fē'tô), [key]
—pl. -tiPronunciation: (-tē). [key]
1. a technique of ornamentation in which a surface layer of paint, plaster, slip, etc., is incised to reveal a ground of contrasting color.
2. an object, esp. pottery, decorated by this technique. Cf. graffito.
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