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intaglio

in·tagl·io

intaglio

 
 
pronunciation:
In tael yo [or] In tal yo
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: intaglios
definition 1: a design that is carved into the surface of a hard substance, such as stone, or the process of carving such a design.
The brass seal bore a skilfully wrought mermaid intaglio.
definition 2: a gem or other piece of jewelry that is decorated with such a carving.
definition 3: a type of printmaking that is done with plates engraved in intaglio.
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