- n. carving in high relief, i.e. in which the figures, etc., project more than half their proportions from the background.
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alto-relievo — [al′tō ri lē′vō] n. pl. alto relievos [< It alto, high + rilievo, relief; sp. infl. by RELIEF] HIGH RELIEF … English World dictionary
Alto-relievo — Al to re*lie vo, n. Alto rilievo. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Alto-relievo — is translated from Italian as high relief, a technique in Classical antiquity sculpture to reveal human or animal figures that project out from a solid tablet of marble or other material. At least one half of the figure must be projecting from… … Wikipedia
alto-relievo — n. (pl. os) Sculpture 1 a form of relief in which the sculptured shapes stand out from the background to at least half their actual depth. 2 a sculpture characterized by this. Etymology: ALTO + RELIEVO … Useful english dictionary
alto relievo — noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth • Syn: ↑alto rilievo, ↑high relief • Ant: ↑low relief (for: ↑high relief) • Hypernyms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
alto-relievo — or alto rilievo noun (plural alto relievos or alto rilievi) Etymology: Italian altorilievo Date: 1664 1. high relief 2. a sculpture in high relief … New Collegiate Dictionary
alto-relievo — [ˌaltəʊrɪ li:vəʊ] (also alto rilievo rɪ ljeɪvəʊ) noun (plural alto relievos) Art high relief. Origin C17: from Ital. alto rilievo … English new terms dictionary
alto-relievo — /al toh ri lee voh/, n., pl. alto relievos. See high relief. [1710 20; < It alto rilievo high relief] * * * … Universalium
alto-relievo — noun A form of sculpture in which carved figures or other objects which protrude from the background … Wiktionary
ALTO-RELIEVO — figures carved out of a tablet so as to project at least one half from its surface … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
alto-relievo — al·to re·lie·vo … English syllables