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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [in-tal-yoh, -tahl-; Italian een-tah-lyaw]
    • /ɪnˈtæl yoʊ, -ˈtɑl-; Italian inˈtɑ lyɔ/
    • /ɪnˈtɑːlɪəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [in-tal-yoh, -tahl-; Italian een-tah-lyaw]
    • /ɪnˈtæl yoʊ, -ˈtɑl-; Italian inˈtɑ lyɔ/

Definitions of intaglio word

  • noun plural intaglio incised carving, as opposed to carving in relief. 1
  • noun plural intaglio ornamentation with a figure or design sunk below the surface. 1
  • noun plural intaglio a gem, seal, piece of jewelry, or the like, cut with an incised or sunken design. 1
  • noun plural intaglio an incised or countersunk die. 1
  • noun plural intaglio a figure or design so produced. 1
  • noun plural intaglio a process in which a design, text, etc., is engraved into the surface of a plate so that when ink is applied and the excess is wiped off, ink remains in the grooves and is transferred to paper in printing, as in engraving or etching. 1

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Origin of intaglio

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
1635-45; < Italian, derivative of intagliare to cut in, engrave, equivalent to in- in-2 + tagliare to cut < Late Latin tāliāre, derivative of Latin tālea a cutting; see tally

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Parts of speech for Intaglio


intaglio popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for intaglio

verb intaglio

  • ingrain — to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind.
  • chisel — A chisel is a tool that has a long metal blade with a sharp edge at the end. It is used for cutting and shaping wood and stone.
  • inscribe — to address or dedicate (a book, photograph, etc.) informally to a person, especially by writing a brief personal note in or on it.
  • imprint — a mark made by pressure; a mark or figure impressed or printed on something.
  • stipple — to paint, engrave, or draw by means of dots or small touches.

noun intaglio

  • illustration — something that illustrates, as a picture in a book or magazine.
  • inscription — something inscribed.
  • impression — a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, conscience, etc.
  • cutting — A cutting is a piece of writing which has been cut from a newspaper or magazine.
  • woodcut — a carved block of wood from which prints are made.

Antonyms for intaglio

verb intaglio

  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • dislodge — to remove or force out of a particular place: to dislodge a stone with one's foot.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.
  • help — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.

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