Intaglio meaning

ĭn-tăl'yō, -täl'-
A gemstone carved in intaglio.
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Printing done with a plate bearing an image in intaglio.
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A die incised so as to produce a design in relief.
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A design or figure carved, incised, or engraved into a hard material so that it is below the surface.
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Something, as a gem or stone, ornamented with such a design or figure.
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The art or process of making such designs or figures.
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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.
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A die cut to produce a design in relief.
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To engrave, carve, etc. in intaglio.
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A design or piece of art which is engraved or etched into something.
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Any printing method in which the ink is laid upon the sunken parts of the printing form.
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Origin of intaglio

  • Italian from intagliare to engrave in- in (from Latin in–2) tagliare to cut (from Vulgar Latin talliāre) (from Late Latin tāliāre tailor)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Italian from intagliare.
    From Wiktionary