mez·​zo-re·​lie·​vo ˌmet-(ˌ)sō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce mezzo-relievo (audio)
variants or mezzo-rilievo
plural mezzo-relievos
: sculptural relief intermediate between bas-relief and high relief

Word History


Italian mezzorilievo, from mezzo + rilievo relief

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mezzo-relievo was in 1598

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Cite this Entry

“Mezzo-relievo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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