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1. An ornament carved in low relief.
2. A moving or still picture consisting of two slightly different perspectives of the same subject in contrasting colors that are superimposed on each other, producing a three-dimensional effect when viewed through two correspondingly colored filters.

[From Late Latin anaglyphus, carved in low relief, from Greek anagluphos : ana-, ana- + gluphein, to carve; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·glyph′ic, an′a·glyp′tic (-glĭp′tĭk) adj.


1. (Photography) photog a stereoscopic picture consisting of two images of the same object, taken from slightly different angles, in two complementary colours, usually red and cyan (green-blue). When viewed through spectacles having one red and one cyan lens, the images merge to produce a stereoscopic sensation
2. (Art Terms) anything cut to stand in low relief, such as a cameo
[C17: from Greek anagluphē carved in low relief, from ana- + gluphē carving, from gluphein to carve]
ˌanaˈglyphic, ˌanaˈglyphical, anaglyptic, ˌanaˈglyptical adj
anaglyphy n


(ˈæn ə glɪf)

an ornament sculptured or embossed in low relief.
[1645–55; < Greek anáglyphos wrought in low relief. See ana-, glyph]


A carving or ornament in bas-relief.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anaglyph - moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposedanaglyph - moving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
stereoscopic photograph, stereoscopic picture, stereo - two photographs taken from slightly different angles that appear three-dimensional when viewed together
2.anaglyph - anything carved in low reliefanaglyph - anything carved in low relief  
cameo - engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
glyptic art, glyptography - carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
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