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-rilievi (audio) \

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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“Alto-relievo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alto-relievo. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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