Origin of bruschettaItalian ; from past participle of bruscare, to burn, toast
Origin of bruschettaItalian : Italian dialectal (Rome) brusco, charred, toasted (from bruscare, to char, roast over coals, from Vulgar Latin *br&umacron;sicare; akin to Italian bruciare, to burn from Vulgar Latin *br&umacron;sare, br&umacron;siare, of unknown origin) + Italian -etta, feminine of -etto, diminutive suffix.
- The pronunciation /brʊˈskɛtə/ (with a "sk" sound as in "school") is close to the Italian pronunciation. The pronunciation /brʊˈʃɛtə/ (with a "sh" sound as in "Schubert") comes from interpreting the sch trigraph as "sh". While the latter pronunciation diverges from the Italian one, it is commonly heard.
From Italian bruschetta.