alto-relievo

noun
al·to-re·lie·vo | \ˌal-(ˌ)tō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō\
variants: or alto-rilievo
plural alto-relievos or alto-rilievi\ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vē \

Definition of alto-relievo 

2 : a sculpture in high relief

First Known Use of alto-relievo

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alto-relievo

Italian altorilievo

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