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high relief

noun, Sculpture.
1.
sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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Examples from the web for high relief
  • At times, the film's realism throws the play's creaky symbolism into uncomfortably high relief.
  • It is an area of tablelands with moderate to high relief dissected by narrow and widely-spaced stream valleys.
  • Each panel of the frieze features a scene sculpted in high relief.
  • The area is characterized by highly eroded badlands areas surrounding two large mesas of high relief.
  • In this high relief area, the terrain supports a mosaic of unique ecological niches.
  • As a result the quilted design stands out in high relief against the background.
British Dictionary definitions for high relief

high relief

noun
1.
relief in which forms and figures stand out from the background to half or more than half of their natural depth Also called alto-relievo
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