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Meaning of BAS-RELIEF

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
 

BAS-RELIEF is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief
 
 Antonyms: alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief
 
 See Also: embossment, relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bas`-re*lief"\, n. [F. bas-relief; bas law + relief
raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.]
Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than
half of their true proportions; -- called also {bassrelief}
and {basso-rilievo}. See {Alto-rilievo}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anaglyph, bellying, boldness, boss, bulging, cameo, cameo glass, cavo-rilievo, cut glass, embossment, eminence, excrescence, excrescency, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, glyph, glyptograph, high relief, intaglio, intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, low relief, mask, medal, medallion, plaquette, projection, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, protuberancy, relief, relievo, salience, salient, sculptured glass, tuberosity, tuberousness
 

 

 

 

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