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Meaning of INTAGLIO

Pronunciation:  in'talyow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
  2. [n]  a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print

INTAGLIO is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: diaglyph, gravure, intaglio printing
 See Also: glyptic art, glyptography, photogravure, printing, printing process



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*tagl"io\, n.; pl. E. {Intaglius}, It. {Intagli}.
[It., fr. intagliare to engrave, carve; pref. in- in +
tagliare to cut, carve. See {Detail}.]
A cutting or engraving; a figure cut into something, as a
gem, so as to make a design depressed below the surface of
the material; hence, anything so carved or impressed, as a
gem, matrix, etc.; -- opposed to {cameo}. Also used

Thesaurus Terms
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