Definition of basso-relievo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌbasəʊrɪˈliːvəʊ

noun (plural basso-relievos)

  • another term for low relief (see relief ( sense 4)).
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    • The top of the bluestone doorframe is a vast transversal stone upon which the building's name is engraved, along with other fancy basso-relievo serving as decoration.
    • It particularly affected me when I saw the destruction made to get down the basso-relievos on the walls of the frieze.
    • There is a big granite basso-relievo in the frontispiece of the memorial which is 41.8 metres long, 5.4 metres high.


mid 17th century: from Italian basso-rilievo.

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