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alto–relievo

noun, al·to–re·lie·vo \ˌal-(ˌ)tō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of alto–relievo

plural alto–relievos or alto–rilieviplay \ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vē\

  1. 1 :  high relief

  2. 2 :  a sculpture in high relief



Variants of alto–relievo

or alto–rilievo play \ˌal-(ˌ)tō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō\

Origin of alto–relievo

Italian altorilievo


First Known Use: 1664


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