alto-rilievo

/ˌæltoʊ-rəˈlivoʊ/ (say .altoh-ruh'leevoh)

noun (plural alto-rilievos)
sculpture in high relief, in which the figures project from the background by at least half their depth (opposed to bas-relief).
Also, alto-relievo. {Italian}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Alto-rilievo — Al to ri*lie*vo, n.; pl. {Alto rilievos}. [It.] (Sculp.) High relief; sculptured work in which the figures project more than half their thickness; as, this figure is an alto rilievo or in alto rilievo. [1913 Webster] Note: When the figure stands… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alto-rilievo — [äl′tō̂ rē lye′vō̂] n. 〚It 〛 pl. alti rilievi [äl′tē rē lye′vē] ALTO RELIEVO * * * …   Universalium

  • alto-rilievo — [äl′tō̂ rē lye′vō̂] n. [It ] pl. alti rilievi [äl′tē rē lye′vē] ALTO RELIEVO …   English World dictionary

  • Alto riliēvo — (ital.), so v.w. Hautrelief …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • alto-rilievo — noun see alto relievo * * * alto rilievo /älˈtō rēl yāˈvō/ (art) noun (pl alto rilieˈvos) 1. High relief 2. Figures projected by at least half their thickness from the background on which they are sculptured ORIGIN: Ital. See ↑relief …   Useful english dictionary

  • alto rilievo — noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth • Syn: ↑alto relievo, ↑high relief • Ant: ↑low relief (for: ↑high relief) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • alto-rilievo — noun see alto relievo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alto-rilievo — al·to ri·lie·vo …   English syllables

  • Alto-rilievos — Alto rilievo Al to ri*lie*vo, n.; pl. {Alto rilievos}. [It.] (Sculp.) High relief; sculptured work in which the figures project more than half their thickness; as, this figure is an alto rilievo or in alto rilievo. [1913 Webster] Note: When the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alto-relievo — Al to re*lie vo, n. Alto rilievo. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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