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Meaning of bas-relief

bas-re•lief

Pronunciation: (bä"ri-lēf', bas"-&wdspcbä'ri-lēf", bas'-), [key]
— n.
  1. relief sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background. Also calledSee illus. under.
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