Definition of Anaglypta in English:

Anaglypta

Line breaks: Ana|glypta
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈglɪptə
 
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noun

[mass noun] trademark
  • A type of thick embossed wallpaper, designed to be painted over: being a natural material, Anaglypta expands on pasting [count noun]: unlike the other Anaglyptas, they have a flat paper backing
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    • Lincrusta is made of a linseed oil mixture and Anaglypta is made from cotton pulp.
    • It would be hard to find a buyer who would lavish the same degree of attention on the Anaglypta.
    • After its debut, Anaglypta was immediately recognized as a superior product by the decorating and finishing trade.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin anaglypta 'work in low relief'.

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