Cavo-rilievo Ca"vo-ri*lie"vo, n. [It.] (Sculp.) Hollow relief; sculpture in relief within a sinking made for the purpose, so no part of it projects beyond the plain surface around. [1913 Webster]

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  • cavo-rilievo — noun see cavo relievo * * * cavo rilievo /käˈvō rē lyāˈvō/ noun A kind of relief sculpture in which the highest surface is below the level of the original stone, which is left round the outlines of the design (see also ↑intaglio) ORIGIN: Ital… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cavo-rilievo — ca·vo ri·lie·vo …   English syllables

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

  • cavo-relievo — /kah voh ri lee voh, kay /, n., pl. cavo relievos. Fine Arts. 1. a form of relief sculpture in which the volumes are carved or incised so that the highest points are below or level with the original surface. Cf. intaglio (defs. 1 3). 2. a piece… …   Universalium

  • cavo — ca/vo (1) A agg. incavato, vuoto, concavo, scavato, cavernoso □ profondo, cupo (region.) CONTR. prominente, sporgente, protuberante, rilevato B s. m. 1. incavatura, cavità, concavità, buco, incavo, infossamento, solco CONTR. prominenza,… …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Bas-relief — • A sculpture executed upon and attached to a flat surface Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bas Relief     Bas relief     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Relief — For other uses, see Relief (disambiguation). A Persian mid relief (mezzo rilievo) from the Qajar era, located at Tangeh Savashi in Iran, which might also be described as two stages of low relief. Relief is a sculptural technique. The term relief… …   Wikipedia

  • bas relief — Synonyms and related words: anaglyph, bellying, boldness, boss, bulging, cameo, cameo glass, cavo rilievo, cut glass, embossment, eminence, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, glyph, glyptograph, high relief, intaglio,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • boss — Synonyms and related words: A per se, Big Brother, OK, ace, ace high, administrator, anaglyph, ascendant, at the head, auditor, bad, bang up, bas relief, big cheese, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boatswain, bonzer, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cameo — Synonyms and related words: anaglyph, bas relief, boss, cameo glass, catalog, cataloging, cavo rilievo, character, character sketch, characterization, cut glass, delineation, depiction, description, details, embossment, evocation, glyph,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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