noun in·ta·glio \in-ˈtal-(ˌ)yō, -ˈtäl-; -ˈta-glē-ˌō, -ˈtä-\
plural in·ta·glios

Definition of INTAGLIO

a :  an engraving or incised figure in stone or other hard material depressed below the surface so that an impression from the design yields an image in relief
b :  the art or process of executing intaglios
c :  printing (as in die stamping and gravure) done from a plate in which the image is sunk below the surface
:  something (as a gem) carved in intaglio

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Origin of INTAGLIO

Italian, from intagliare to engrave, cut, from Medieval Latin intaliare, from Latin in- + Late Latin taliare to cut — more at tailor
First Known Use: 1644


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