alto-relievo

[al-toh-ri-lee-voh]

Origin of alto-relievo

First recorded in 1710–20, alto-relievo is from the Italian word alto rilievo high relief
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alto-relievo

alto-rilievo

noun plural -vos
  1. another name for high relief

Word Origin for alto-relievo

C18: from Italian
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