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English Dictionary: intaglio by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
intaglio
n
  1. 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
    Synonym(s): intaglio printing, intaglio, gravure
  2. glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
    Synonym(s): intaglio, diaglyph
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Intaglio \In*tagl"io\, n.; pl. E. {Intaglius}, It. {Intagli}.
      [It., fr. intagliare to engrave, carve; pref. in- in +
      tagliare to cut, carve. See {Detail}.]
      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.
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