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Meaning of BAS-RELIEF

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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
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