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mezzo-relievo

[met-soh-ri-lee-voh, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊ rɪˈli voʊ, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/
noun, plural mezzo-relievos
[met-soh-ri-lee-vohz, med-zoh-, mez-oh-] /ˈmɛt soʊ rɪˈli voʊz, ˈmɛd zoʊ-, ˈmɛz oʊ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
sculptured relief intermediate between high relief and bas-relief.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Italian
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mezzo-relievo

/ˌmɛtsəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ/
noun
1.
carving in which the depth of the relief is halfway between that of high relief and low relief
Word Origin
from Italian: half relief
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