Meaning of abbozzo in English:


Pronunciation /aˈbɒtsəʊ/


(also abozzo)
  • A preliminary sketch for a painting or other work of art; a rough drawing; a cartoon.


Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Italian abbozzo from abbozzare to make a preliminary sketch or outline of a literary or artistic work from a- + bozza first draft of a literary or artistic work, extended sense of bozza roughly worked stone, lump.