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INTAGLIO (intagli)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does intaglio mean? 

INTAGLIO (noun)
  The noun INTAGLIO has 2 senses:

1. 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
2. glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)

  Familiarity information: INTAGLIO used as a noun is rare.


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INTAGLIO (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

gravure; intaglio; intaglio printing

Hypernyms ("intaglio" is a kind of...):

printing; printing process (reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "intaglio"):

photogravure (printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods)


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Meaning:

Glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

diaglyph; intaglio

Hypernyms ("intaglio" is a kind of...):

glyptic art; glyptography (carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones))


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