low relief

low relief
   In relief sculpture, a very slight extension of a form out of the background.

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  • Low relief — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low relief — Relief Re*lief (r? l?f ), n. [OE. relef, F. relief, properly, a lifting up, a standing out. See {Relieve}, and cf. {Basrelief}, {Rilievi}.] 1. The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low relief — low′ relief′ n. fia bas relief • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • low relief — n. BAS RELIEF …   English World dictionary

  • low relief — low embossment, shallow relief, embossment that has shallow carvings in it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • low relief — noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut • Syn: ↑bas relief, ↑basso relievo, ↑basso rilievo • Ant: ↑high relief • Hypernyms: ↑relief, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • low relief — noun Date: 1711 bas relief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • low relief — bas relief. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • low relief — noun see relief (sense 6) …   English new terms dictionary

  • low relief — /loʊ rəˈlif/ (say loh ruh leef) noun → bas relief …  

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