from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Anglicized form of alto-rilievo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Alto-rilievo.

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  • noun A form of sculpture in which carved figures or other objects which protrude from the background.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian altorilievo : alto, high; see alto + rilievo, relief; see bas-relief.]

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From Italian altorilievo 'high relief'



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