Meaning of sgraffito

sgraf•fi•to

Pronunciation: (skrä-fē'tōIt.zgräf-fē'tô), [key]
— pl. -ti
  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.
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