• WordNet 3.6
    • n relievo 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 Relievo See Relief n., 5.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n relievo See rilievo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Relievo rē-lyā′vō See Alto-relievo, Bas-relief.
    • Relievo . See Alto-relievo.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. rilievo,


In literature:

Venus or Fortune smote them to a relievo distinguishing one from another.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
The bronze basso-relievo of Henry IV.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
These defects may in some measure have arisen from the early and more frequent practice of the artist in relievos.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, Issue 372, Saturday, May 30, 1829" by Various
A high ceiling adorned with many-faced relievos and gilded cornices, circled over the chamber where the Lords assembled.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Two of them stand out in high relievo beyond the rest.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It is a sort of checker, an emphasized presentation of the relievo pattern shown in Fig.
"A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament" by William H. Holmes
Note also in this chapel mezzo-relievo effigy to William Curll, Esq.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
In fair relievo stood the lofty town, Set off by radiant lights and shadows brown.
"Our Day" by W. A. Spicer
Their subject was a foreground like a relievo.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
But I don't think that game was relievo.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton