bas-relief /ˈbasrɪˌliːf, ˈbɑː(s)rɪˌliːf/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1. another term for low relief (see relief (sense 4)).
– origin early 17th cent. (as basse relieve): from Italian basso-rilievo ‘low relief’, later altered to the French form.

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