cavetto definition

  • noun:
    • A concave molding with a cross area that approximates one fourth circle.
    • A concave moulding.
    • A concave molding; -- utilized chiefly in traditional design. See Illust. of line.
    • In structure, a hollow member, or round concave molding, containing at least the quadrant of a circle, found in cornices, amongst the tori of basics, etc.
    • In attractive art, a hollow or recessed design: the opposite of relief and rilievo.
    • a concave molding shaped like 25 % circle-in cross section

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