intaglio

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See also: intagliò

English[edit]

Intaglio printing.png

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian intaglio, from intagliare (to engrave).

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Noun[edit]

intaglio (countable and uncountable, plural intagli or intaglios or intaglioes or intaglii)

  1. A design or piece of art which is engraved or etched into something.
    • 1973, Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow:
      On a wooden pub sign daringly taken, one daylight raid, by a drunken Bartley Gobbitch, across which still survives in intaglio the legend SNIPE AND SHAFT, Teddy Bloat is mincing bananas with a great isosceles knife.
  2. (printing) Any printing method in which the ink is laid upon the sunken parts of the printing form.
    Antonym: relief printing
    Coordinate terms: relief printing, planography
    Hyponyms: etching, engraving, drypoint

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Verb[edit]

intaglio (third-person singular simple present intaglios, present participle intaglioing, simple past and past participle intaglioed)

  1. To engrave or etch using intaglio.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from intagliare.

Noun[edit]

intaglio m (plural intagli)

  1. carving, fretwork, meander, engraving, intaglio
    Synonym: incisione

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Verb[edit]

intaglio

  1. first-person singular present of intagliare

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

intaglio m (plural intaglios)

  1. intaglio