[ in-tal-yoh, -tahl-; Italian een-tah-lyaw ]
/ ɪnˈtæl yoʊ, -ˈtɑl-; Italian inˈtɑ lyɔ /

noun, plural in·tagl·ios, Italian in·ta·gli [een-tah-lyee] /inˈtɑ lyi/.

verb (used with object)

to incise or display in intaglio.


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Origin of intaglio

1635–45; < Italian, derivative of intagliare to cut in, engrave, equivalent to in- in-2 + tagliare to cut < Late Latin tāliāre, derivative of Latin tālea a cutting; see tally Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for intaglio

/ (ɪnˈtɑːlɪˌəʊ) /

noun plural -lios or -li (-ljiː)

a seal, gem, etc, ornamented with a sunken or incised design, as opposed to a design in reliefCompare 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

Derived forms of intaglio

intagliated (ɪnˈtɑːlɪˌeɪtɪd), adjective

Word Origin for intaglio

C17: from Italian, from intagliare to engrave, from tagliare to cut, from Late Latin tāliāre; see tailor
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