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anaglyph

[ an-uh-glif ]

noun

  1. an ornament sculptured or embossed in low relief, as a cameo.
  2. Optics. a composite picture printed in two colors that produces a three-dimensional image when viewed through spectacles having lenses of corresponding colors.


anaglyph

/ əˈnæɡləfɪ; ˌænəˈɡlɪptɪk; ˈænəˌɡlɪfɪ; ˈænəˌɡlɪf /

noun

  1. photog a stereoscopic picture consisting of two images of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, in two complementary colours, usually red and cyan (green-blue). When viewed through spectacles having one red and one cyan lens, the images merge to produce a stereoscopic sensation
  2. anything cut to stand in low relief, such as a cameo


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Derived Forms

  • ˌanaˈglyphic, adjective
  • anaglyphy, noun

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Other Words From

  • ana·glyphic ana·glyphi·cal an·a·glyp·tic [an-, uh, -, glip, -tik], ana·glypti·cal adjective
  • a·nag·ly·phy [uh, -, nag, -l, uh, -fee, an, -, uh, -glif-ee], noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anaglyph1

First recorded in 1645–55, anaglyph is from the Greek word anáglyphos wrought in low relief. See ana-, glyph

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Word History and Origins

Origin of anaglyph1

C17: from Greek anagluphē carved in low relief, from ana- + gluphē carving, from gluphein to carve

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Example Sentences

The anaglyph was peculiar to the Egyptian priests; the hieroglyph generally known to the well educated.

If he had been a priest of Serapis for fifty years, he could not have known the Anaglyph better!

The anaglyph was peculiar to the Egyptian priests—the hieroglyph generally known to the well educated.

If he had been a priest of Serapis for fifty years he could not have known the anaglyph better.

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