Mezzo-rilievo
Mezzo-rilievo Mez"zo-ri*lie"vo, n. [It.] (a) A middle degree of relief in figures, between high and low relief. (b) Sculpture in this kind of relief. See under {Alto-rilievo}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mezzo-rilievo — Relief Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mezzo-rilievo — mezzo ri·lie·vo …   English syllables

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

  • mezzo-rilievo — /mɛtsoʊ rəˈlivoʊ/ (say metsoh ruh leevoh), / rəlˈjeɪvoʊ/ (say ruhl yayvoh) noun → demirelief. Also, mezzo relievo. {Italian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mezzo-rilievo — n. a raised surface in the form of half relief, in which the figures project half their true proportions. Etymology: It., = half relief …   Useful english dictionary

  • mezzo-relievo — [met′sōri lē′vō, med′zōri lē′vō, mez′ōri lē′vō] n. pl. mezzo relievos [met′sō ri lē′vōz΄, med′zō ri lē′vōz΄, mez′ō ri lē′vōz΄] [It mezzo rilievo: see MEZZO1 & RELIEF] sculpture in which the figures project halfway from the background …   English World dictionary

  • Mezzo-relievo — Mez zo re*lie vo, n. Mezzo rilievo. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mezzo-relievo — or mezzo rilievo noun (plural vos) Etymology: Italian mezzorilievo, from mezzo + rilievo relief Date: 1598 sculptural relief intermediate between bas relief and high relief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mezzo-relievo — noun a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief • Syn: ↑mezzo rilievo, ↑half relief • Hypernyms: ↑relief, ↑relievo, ↑rilievo, ↑embossment, ↑sculptural relief …   Useful english dictionary

  • mezzo-relievo — [ˌmɛtsəʊrɪ lji:vəʊ] noun (plural mezzo relievos) Sculpture another term for half relief. Origin C16: from Ital. mezzo rilievo …   English new terms dictionary

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