intaglio (ĭn-TĂL-yō)


Definition (Noun) A figure or design incised or engraved; a cutting or engraving in stone or other hard material. In Context "No memory of them both is more vivid than this mind's eye picture of them at their evening meal in old age, engraved like an intaglio on a wall along one of the corridors of memory, two old people seen always in the roseate glow of sundown, caught forever by memory's brush on a canvas only death can fade." August Derleth, Walden West, 1961.