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[ri-lee-voh, ril-yev-oh]
noun, plural re·lie·vos.
  1. Obsolete. relief2(defs 2, 3).
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Origin of relievo

1615–25; < Italian rilievo relief2, derivative of rilevare to raise < Latin relevāre; see relieve
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Historical Examples of relievo

  • I suppose in a minute you'll ask me to admit that prisoners'-base was relievo.

    Penguin Persons &amp; Peppermints

    Walter Prichard Eaton

  • On the east side the arms of Scotland, with a Cupid holding a thistle all in relievo.

    London in 1731

    Don Manoel Gonzales

  • The relievo was his favourite performance, and very justly so.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The "Relievo dei Cavalli" at Alcamo offers no relief for you!

  • Of the relievo, the historical combat appeals to the passions; and, being historical, probably to the intellect.

    The Germ


British Dictionary definitions for relievo


noun plural -vos
  1. another name for relief (def. 9)
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Word Origin for relievo

from Italian, literally: raised work
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