intaglio Meaning, Definition & Usage
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
gravure; intaglio printing.
noun glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
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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