Definition of Anaglypta in English:

Anaglypta

noun

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  • A type of thick embossed wallpaper, designed to be painted over.

    ‘being a natural material, Anaglypta expands on pasting’
    count noun ‘unlike the other Anaglyptas, they have a flat paper backing’
    • ‘Lincrusta is made of a linseed oil mixture and Anaglypta is made from cotton pulp.’
    • ‘It would be hard to find a buyer who would lavish the same degree of attention on the Anaglypta.’
    • ‘Apply two coats of the soft yellow basecoat to the Anaglypta with a roller and let it dry for 4 hours.’
    • ‘After its debut, Anaglypta was immediately recognized as a superior product by the decorating and finishing trade.’
    • ‘Some of the prevailing wallpaper options include printed patterns, textiles, grass cloths and natural materials, leathers, textures, and embossed papers such as Anaglypta and Lincrusta.’
    wallpaper, wallcovering
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Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin anaglypta ‘work in low relief’.

Pronunciation

Anaglypta

/ˌanəˈɡlɪptə/