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intaglio

in·ta·glio / inˈtalyō; -ˈtäl-/ • n. (pl. -glios) a design incised or engraved into a material: the dies bore a design in intaglio. ∎  a gem with an incised design. ∎  any printing process in which the type or design is etched or engraved, such as photogravure or dry point. • v. (-glioes, -glioed) [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (intaglioed) engrave or represent by an engraving: a carved box with little intaglioed pineapples on it.

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intaglio

intaglio (Ĭntăl´yō, –täl´–), design cut into stone or other material or etched or engraved in a metal plate, producing a concave, instead of a convex, effect. It is the reverse of a relief or cameo. The term also designates a gem so cut. Seals and signet rings usually bear intaglio designs, so that when stamped upon wax or other plastic substance the impression is in relief. See engraving; etching; printing.

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intaglio

intaglio Incised carving on gemstones, hardstones or glass, in which the design is sunk below the surface. In printing, the term is used to describe processes in which ink is applied to incisions and hollows in a printing plate, as in etching.

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intaglio

intaglio figure incised or engraved; incised gem. XVII. — It., f. intagliare engrave, f. IN-1 + tagliare cut.

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