/ri lee"voh, ril yev"oh/, n., pl. relievos.
Obs. relief2 (defs. 2, 3).
[1615-25; < It rilievo RELIEF2, deriv. of rilevare to raise < L relevare; see RELIEVE]

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  • relievo — re·lie·vo …   English syllables

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