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Noun: intaglio (intaglios)  in'tãl-yow
  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
    - intaglio printing, gravure
  2. Glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
    - diaglyph

Derived forms: intaglios

Type of: glyptic art, glyptography, printing, printing process

Encyclopedia: Intaglio