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n. pl. re·lie·vos
[Italian rilievo; see bas-relief.]
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n, pl -vos
(Art Terms) another name for relief9
[from Italian, literally: raised work]
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|Noun||1.||relievo - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background|
alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
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