rilievo

Definitions

  • Alto-rilievo
    Alto-rilievo
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rilievo sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rilievo (Sculp. & Arch) Same as Relief n., 5.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rilievo Same as relief, in sculpture, etc.: the Italian form, often used in English. Sometimes spelled relievo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rilievo See Alto-relievo, Bas-relief.
    • Rilievo . See Alto-relievo.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. See Relief

Usage

In literature:

In mezzo-rilievo, or middle relief, the projection is one-half, and in basso-rilievo, or bas-relief, less than one-half.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
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