Definition of bas-relief noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bas-relief

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌbɑ rɪˈlif//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a form of sculpture in which the shapes are cut so that they are slightly raised from the background; a sculpture made in this way
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