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Definition of "terra-cotta" [terra-cotta]

  • An unglazed hard-baked clay pottery (noun)
  • A reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta. (noun)
  • Of a reddish brown colour, like that of terra cotta. (adjective)

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Use "terra-cotta" in a sentence
  • "He began using cream-colored stationery embossed with his name in terra-cotta letters: RAYMOND CARVER."
  • "The sight lines are such that as we take in a seventh-century 3½-foot vertical stele of Vishnu from northern or eastern India we also catch a glimpse of a terra-cotta roundel made some 200 years earlier."
  • "Do yourself a favor and eat at the big, terra-cotta colored restaurant right in the middle of town."