Definitions for intaglioɪnˈtæl yoʊ, -ˈtɑl-; -ˈtæl yi, -ˈtɑl-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intaglio printing, intaglio, gravure(noun)

    a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print

  2. intaglio, diaglyph(noun)

    glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)


  1. intaglio(Noun)

    A design or piece of art which is engraved or etched into something.

  2. Origin: from intagliare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intaglio(noun)

    a cutting or engraving; a figure cut into something, as a gem, so as to make a design depressed below the surface of the material; hence, anything so carved or impressed, as a gem, matrix, etc.; -- opposed to cameo. Also used adjectively

  2. Origin: [It., fr. intagliare to engrave, carve; pref. in- in + tagliare to cut, carve. See Detail.]


  1. Intaglio

    Intaglio is the family of printing and printmaking techniques in which the image is incised into a surface, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. It is the direct opposite of a relief print. Normally, copper or zinc plates are used as a surface or matrix, and the incisions are created by etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint or mezzotint. Collagraphs may also be printed as intaglio plates.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Intaglio

    name given to a gem with a design incised in the surface.

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