mezzo-rilievo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mezzo-rilievo a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mezzo-rilievo A middle degree of relief in figures, between high and low relief.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mezzo-rilievo In sculpture, relief higher than bas-relief but lower than alto-rilievo; middle relief.
    • n mezzo-rilievo A piece of sculpture in such relief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mezzo-rilievo med′zo-rē-lyā′vō a degree of relief in figures, half-way between high and low relief.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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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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