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calligraphy

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noun cal·lig·ra·phy \-fē\

Simple Definition of calligraphy

  • : the art of making beautiful handwriting

Full Definition of calligraphy

  1. 1 a :  artistic, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering b :  the art of producing such writing

  2. 2 :  penmanship

  3. 3 :  an ornamental line in drawing or painting

cal·li·graph·ic play \ˌka-lə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
cal·li·graph·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of calligraphy

  1. <she specializes in scrollwork with beautiful calligraphy>



Origin of calligraphy

French or Greek; French calligraphie, from Greek kalligraphia, from kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) + -graphia -graphy


First Known Use: 1604



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