basso-rilievo
Bas-relief Bas`-re*lief", n. [F. bas-relief; bas low + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.] Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also {bass-relief} and {basso-rilievo}. See {Alto-rilievo}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Basso-rilievo — Bas so ri*lie vo, Basso relievo Bas so re*lie vo, n. [It. basso rilievo.] Same as {Bas relief}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • basso-rilievo — [bäs′sō̂ rē lye′vō̂] n. pl. bassi rilievi [bäs′sē rē lye′vē] 〚It〛 BAS RELIEF * * * …   Universalium

  • basso-rilievo — [bäs′sō̂ rē lye′vō̂] n. pl. bassi rilievi [bäs′sē rē lye′vē] [It] BAS RELIEF …   English World dictionary

  • basso-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

  • basso rilievo — noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut • Syn: ↑bas relief, ↑low relief, ↑basso relievo • Ant: ↑high relief (for: ↑low relief) …   Useful english dictionary

  • basso-rilievo — /ˌbæsoʊ rəˈlivoʊ/ (say .basoh ruh leevoh) noun (plural basso rilievos) → bas relief. Also, basso relievo. {Italian: low relief} …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • basso-rilievo — n. (pl. os) = BAS RELIEF. Etymology: It. * * * noun see basso relievo …   Useful english dictionary

  • basso-rilievo — bas·so ri·lie·vo …   English syllables

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