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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n relievo sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Relievo See Relief n., 5.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n relievo See rilievo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Relievo rē-lyā′vō See Alto-relievo, Bas-relief.
    • Relievo . See Alto-relievo.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. rilievo,


In literature:

Venus or Fortune smote them to a relievo distinguishing one from another.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
The bronze basso-relievo of Henry IV.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
These defects may in some measure have arisen from the early and more frequent practice of the artist in relievos.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 13, Issue 372, Saturday, May 30, 1829" by Various
A high ceiling adorned with many-faced relievos and gilded cornices, circled over the chamber where the Lords assembled.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Two of them stand out in high relievo beyond the rest.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It is a sort of checker, an emphasized presentation of the relievo pattern shown in Fig.
"A Study Of The Textile Art In Its Relation To The Development Of Form And Ornament" by William H. Holmes
Note also in this chapel mezzo-relievo effigy to William Curll, Esq.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
In fair relievo stood the lofty town, Set off by radiant lights and shadows brown.
"Our Day" by W. A. Spicer
Their subject was a foreground like a relievo.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
But I don't think that game was relievo.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
Under these the name WASHINGTON is carved in bold relievo.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
In the pediment of the portico is a fine alto relievo, representing the four quarters of the world bringing gifts to Britain.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
He was required to compose a basso-relievo for the duke's private cabinet.
"Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected" by Anna Jameson
At the base of the shaft are grouped alto-relievo figures representing the North, the South, the East, and the West.
"Ocean to Ocean on Horseback" by Willard Glazier
Bronze, in fine alto-relievo, of Curtius leaping into the gulf in the Forum at Rome.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
Did you see his alto-relievo of a Druid's head in the Art club?
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
The external decorations were disposed into four relievos.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
Joining to this church is a common fountain, with good relievos upon it.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
The relievo on the south side shows a number of persons carrying the spoils of the Jewish Temple.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn