Alto-rilievo
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 only half out, it is called mezzo-rilievo, demi-rilievo, or medium relief; when its projection is less than one half, basso-rilievo, bas-relief, or low relief. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — /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

  • 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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