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Meaning of CAMEO

Pronunciation:  'kamee`ow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)

CAMEO is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: anaglyph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cam"e*o\, n.; pl. {Cameos}. [It cammeo; akin to F.
cam['e]e, cama["i]eu, Sp. camafeo, LL. camaeus, camahutus; of
unknown origin.]
A carving in relief, esp. one on a small scale used as a
jewel for personal adornment, or like.

Note: Most cameos are carved in a material which has layers
      of different colors, such stones as the onyx and
      sardonyx, and various kinds of shells, being used.

{Cameo conch} (Zo["o]l.), a large, marine, univalve shell,
   esp. {Cassis cameo}, {C. rua}, and allied species, used
   for cutting cameos. See {Quern conch}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anaglyph, bas-relief, boss, cameo glass, catalog, cataloging, cavo-rilievo, character, character sketch, characterization, cut glass, delineation, depiction, description, details, embossment, evocation, glyph, glyptograph, graphic account, high relief, image, imagery, impression, intaglio, intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, itemization, limning, low relief, mask, medal, medallion, particularization, photograph, picture, plaquette, portrait, portraiture, portrayal, profile, relief, relievo, rendering, rendition, representation, sculptured glass, sketch, specification, vignette, vivid description, word painting