/kah"voh ri lee"voh, kay"-/, n., pl. cavo-relievos. Fine Arts.
1. a form of relief sculpture in which the volumes are carved or incised so that the highest points are below or level with the original surface. Cf. intaglio (defs. 1-3).
2. a piece of sculpture in this form. Also called sunk relief.
[ < It cavo-rilievo hollow relief. See CAVE, RELIEF]

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  • Cavo-relievo — Ca vo re*lie vo, n. Cavo rilievo. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cavo-relievo — ca·vo re·lie·vo …   English syllables

  • cavo-relievo —   n. sculpture in which highest part is level with surface of stone; hollow relief …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cavo-relievo — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cavo-rilievo — noun see cavo relievo * * * cavo rilievo /käˈvō rē lyāˈvō/ noun A kind of relief sculpture in which the highest surface is below the level of the original stone, which is left round the outlines of the design (see also ↑intaglio) ORIGIN: Ital… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sunk relief — cavo relievo. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • coelanaglyphic — /si lan euh glif ik/, adj. (of a carving) executed in cavo relievo. [COEL + ANAGLYPHIC] * * * coelanaglyphic /sēl a nə glifˈik/ (sculpture) adjective In cavo rilievo (hollow relief) ORIGIN: Gr koilos hollow, ana up, and glyphein to carve …   Useful english dictionary

  • coelanaglyphic — /si lan euh glif ik/, adj. (of a carving) executed in cavo relievo. [COEL + ANAGLYPHIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • coelanaglyphic —   a. pertaining to cavo relievo …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • intaglio —   n. engraved pattern in cavo relievo, especially on gem; gem bearing such.    ♦ intagliate, v.t. incise.    ♦ intagliation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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