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basso–relievo

noun bas·so–re·lie·vo \ˌba-(ˌ)sō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌbä-(ˌ)sō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō\

Definition of basso–relievo



Variants of basso–relievo

also basso–rilievo play \ˌba-(ˌ)sō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌbä-(ˌ)sō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō\

Origin of basso–relievo

Italian bassorilievo, from basso low + rilievo relief


First Known Use: circa 1639


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