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From demi- + Italian rilievo.


demi-rilievo (uncountable)

  1. (art) Half relief; sculpture in relief, whose figures project from the background by one half their full roundness.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for demi-rilievo in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)