Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial.
Related to relievo: basso relievo, rilievo


Sculptured work, carving, casting, or embossing that is raised above the plane of its background. Also called relievo; see bas-relief, demi-relief, high relief, mezzo-relievo, sunk relief.
References in periodicals archive ?
EBB recalls her childhood "when I had a garden of my own & cut it out into a great Hector of Troy, in relievo, with a high heroic box nose & shoe-ties of columbine.
There's a main heading in Relievo type: "Cerca del Mundo" above a found image of a Mexican resort town.