intaglio definition

  • noun:
    • A figure or design created into or under the area of difficult steel or rock.
    • The art or means of carving a design in this manner.
    • A gemstone carved in intaglio.
    • Printing through with a plate bearing an image in intaglio.
    • A die incised so as to produce a design in relief.
    • A design or piece of art which can be engraved or etched into something.
    • Any printing strategy where the ink is laid upon the sunken areas of the printing type.
    • A cutting or engraving; a figure cut into anything, as a gem, to be able to make a design depressed underneath the area for the product; thus, everything therefore carved or impressed, as a gem, matrix, etc.; -- against cameo. Also used adjectively.
    • Incised engraving rather than carving in relief; ornamentation by outlines, habits, numbers, etc., sunk or hollowed underneath the surface.
    • For this reason A figure or work therefore created; an incised representation or design.
    • glyptic art consisting of a sunken or despondent engraving or carving on a stone or gem (in place of cameo)
    • a printing procedure that uses an etched or imprinted plate; the dish is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in recesses makes the printing
  • others:
    • To incise; engrave with a sunk structure or design.

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