incised carving, as opposed to carving in relief.
ornamentation with a figure or design sunk below the surface.
a gem, seal, piece of jewelry, or the like, cut with an incised or sunken design.
an incised or countersunk die.
a figure or design so produced.
a process in which a design, text, etc., is engraved into the surface of a plate so that when ink is applied and the excess is wiped off, ink remains in the grooves and is transferred to paper in printing, as in engraving or etching.
an impression or printing from such a design, engraving, etc.
to incise or display in intaglio.
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How to use intaglio in a sentence
But while sculpture in Egypt is for the most part in intaglio, in America it is usually in relief.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
The intaglio work on this side is not equal to that in cameo, on the other.Scarabs | Isaac Myer
The decoration was by stamps in the clay (intaglio) of a given subject repeated in the narrow bands around the body of the vase.The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
The machine for engraving a matrix in intaglio is operated in much the same manner as that for engraving a punch in relief.The Building of a Book | Various
However, Fig. 73 was made from a photograph of an intaglio lighted from the left.Visual Illusions | Matthew Luckiesh
British Dictionary definitions for intaglio
a seal, gem, etc, ornamented with a sunken or incised design, as opposed to a design in relief: Compare cameo
the art or process of incised carving
a design, figure, or ornamentation carved, engraved, or etched into the surface of the material used
any of various printing techniques using an etched or engraved plate. The whole plate is smeared with ink, the surface wiped clean, and the ink in the recesses then transferred to the paper or other material
an incised die used to make a design in relief
- intagliated (ɪnˈtɑːlɪˌeɪtɪd), adjective
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