Pronunciation: (kä'vō-ri-lē'vō, kā'-), [key]
—pl. -vos. Fine Arts.
1. a form of relief sculpture in which the volumes are carved or incised so that the highest points are below or level with the original surface. Cf. intaglio (defs. 1–3).
2. a piece of sculpture in this form. Also called sunk relief.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.