alto-relievo

noun

al·​to-re·​lie·​vo ˌal-(ˌ)tō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce alto-relievo (audio)
ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō
variants or alto-rilievo
plural alto-relievos or alto-rilievi ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vē How to pronounce alto-relievo (audio)
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: a sculpture in high relief

Word History

Etymology

Italian altorilievo

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of alto-relievo was in 1664

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Cite this Entry

“Alto-relievo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alto-relievo. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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