ana·​glyph | \ ˈa-nə-ˌglif How to pronounce anaglyph (audio) \

Definition of anaglyph

1 : a sculptured, chased, or embossed ornament worked in low relief
2 : a stereoscopic motion or still picture in which the right component of a composite image usually red in color is superposed on the left component in a contrasting color to produce a three-dimensional effect when viewed through correspondingly colored filters in the form of spectacles

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anaglyphic \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈgli-​fik How to pronounce anaglyph (audio) \ adjective

Examples of anaglyph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The color separations of the anaglyph create pools of red and cyan that shimmer across the surface. Dallas News, "Art and the City: Old images take on new meaning for these Dallas photographers during the pandemic," 5 Apr. 2020 There’s an out-of-register floral wallpaper (2015) which, when viewed through red and blue anaglyph glasses, appears three-dimensional. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color’ Review: Vibrant From Any Angle," 26 May 2018 They were tied to a 3-D-imaging method called anaglyph that dates back to the 1950s. Brian X. Chen, WIRED, "Wired Explains: How 3-D Movie Projection Works," 21 Dec. 2009

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First Known Use of anaglyph

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anaglyph

Late Latin anaglyphus embossed, from Greek anaglyphos, from anaglyphein to emboss, from ana- + glyphein to carve — more at cleave

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The first known use of anaglyph was in 1651

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“Anaglyph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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