Definition of reticella in US English:

reticella

(also reticelle)

noun

  • An early type of needle lace, produced primarily in Venice in the 15th cent., characterized by geometric patterns.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fanny Palliser (1805–1878), writer on art. From Italian reticella, specifically use of reticella small net from rete net + -cella, diminutive suffix (extended form of -ella). With reticella lace compare Italian punto a reticella, punto reticella.

Pronunciation

reticella

/ˌrɛtɪˈtʃɛlə/