Noun Vaporetto Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vaporetto

Pronunciation:

/ˌvapəˈrɛtəʊ/

Definition:
1.

noun

(in Venice) a canal boat (originally a steamboat, now a motor boat) used for public transport.
  1. 'There is too much to see, and the vaporettos are so heavily laden, they look as if they may sink at any moment.'
  2. 'As our river bus weaves in and out among the swarm of vaporetti, traghetti, gondolas and private craft, Venice begins to reveal itself.'


noun, plural vaporettos Italian, vaporetti[vah-paw-ret-tee]/ˌvɑ pɔˈrɛt ti/(Show IPA)

1. a motorboat used as a passenger bus along a canal in Venice, Italy.

Origin:
Italian, diminutive of vapore ‘steam’, from Latin vapor.

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