- a design or figure carved, incised, or engraved into a hard material so that it is below the surface
- something, as a gem or stone, ornamented with such a design or figure
- the art or process of making such designs or figures
- a method of printing in which lines forming an image are cut into a metal plate and the incised lines then filled with ink: when a sheet of paper is pressed against the surface of the plate a print () of the image is formed on the paper
- a die cut to produce a design in relief
Origin of intaglioItalian ; from intagliare, to cut in, engrave ; from in-, in + tagliare, to cut ; from Late Latin taliare: see tailor
- a. A figure or design carved into or beneath the surface of hard metal or stone.b. The art or process of carving a design in this manner.
- A gemstone carved in intaglio.
- Printing done with a plate bearing an image in intaglio.
- A die incised so as to produce a design in relief.
Origin of intaglioItalian, from intagliare, to engrave : in-, in (from Latin; see in–2) + tagliare, to cut (from Vulgar Latin *talliare, from Late Latin taliare; see tailor).
1st-century ad carved aquamarine portrait of Julia, daughter of Emperor Titus, by Evodos, set in a gemstone, pearl, and gold frame
(plural intagli or intaglios or intaglii)
Italian from intagliare.