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mezzo-relievo Line breaks: mezzo-relievo
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛtsəʊrɪˈljiːvəʊ/

Definition of mezzo-relievo in English:

noun (plural mezzo-relievos)

Another term for half relief.
Example sentences
  • There is, too, a sarcophagus representing, in mezzo-relievo (half relief) the tragedy of Niobe's daughters.
  • ‘All You Need is Wood’ ended with an unexpected mezzo-relievo.
  • At the further end is the mezzo-relievo of Hercules and the Centaurs, a subject which was suggested by Politian, and executed by Michael Angelo with so much ability as to astonish all who beheld so near an approach to the antique.


Late 16th century: Italian mezzo-rilievo.

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