mezzo relievo

mezzo-relievo

[met-soh-ri-lee-voh, med-zoh-, mez-oh-]
noun, plural mezzo-relievos [met-soh-ri-lee-vohz, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] .
sculptured relief intermediate between high relief and bas-relief.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Italian

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mezzo-relievo or mezzo-rilievo (ˌmɛtsəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ)
 
n
carving in which the depth of the relief is halfway between that of high relief and low relief
 
[from Italian: half relief]
 
mezzo-rilievo or mezzo-rilievo
 
n
 
[from Italian: half relief]

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