What does intaglio mean?

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intaglio

    in-tal′yō, n. a figure cut into any substance: a stone or gem in which the design is hollowed out, the opposite of a cameo.—adj. Intagl′iated, formed in intaglio: engraved. [It.,—intagliarein, into, tagliare, to cut (twigs)—L. talea, a twig.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Intaglio

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intaglio in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intaglio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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