mezzo-relievo

noun
mez·​zo-re·​lie·​vo | \ ˌmet-(ˌ)sō-ri-ˈlē-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce mezzo-relievo (audio) , -rēl-ˈyā-(ˌ)vō, ˌmed-(ˌ)zō- \
variants: or mezzo-rilievo
plural mezzo-relievos

Definition of mezzo-relievo

: sculptural relief intermediate between bas-relief and high relief

First Known Use of mezzo-relievo

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mezzo-relievo

Italian mezzorilievo, from mezzo + rilievo relief

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“Mezzo-relievo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mezzo-relievo. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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