alto–relievo

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noun al·to–re·lie·vo \ˌal-(ˌ)tō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō, ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō\
variants: or

alto–rilievo

Definition of alto–relievo

plural

alto–relievos

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alto–rilievi

play \ˌäl-(ˌ)tō-rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vē\
  1. 1 :  high relief

  2. 2 :  a sculpture in high relief

Origin and Etymology of alto–relievo

Italian altorilievo


First Known Use: 1664


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