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mezzo-relievo

[ met-soh-ri-lee-voh, med-zoh-, mez-oh- ]

noun

, plural mez·zo-re·lie·vos [met, -soh-ri-, lee, -vohz, med, -zoh-, mez, -oh-].
  1. sculptured relief intermediate between high relief and bas-relief.


mezzo-relievo

/ ˌmɛtsəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ /

noun

  1. carving in which the depth of the relief is halfway between that of high relief and low relief


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Word History and Origins

Origin of mezzo-relievo1

Borrowed into English from Italian around 1590–1600

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mezzo-relievo1

from Italian: half relief

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Example Sentences

A marble tabernacle, decorated in mezzo-relievo and originally made for the nuns of the convent of the Murate.

As they are intended for minute inspection, gems are generally in mezzo-relievo.

I have sometimes there observed, in the middle, little statues in mezzo-relievo.

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