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calligraphy

noun cal·lig·ra·phy \-fē\

: the art of making beautiful handwriting

Full Definition of CALLIGRAPHY

1
a :  artistic, stylized, or elegant handwriting or lettering
b :  the art of producing such writing
2
3
:  an ornamental line in drawing or painting
cal·li·graph·ic \ˌka-lə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective
cal·li·graph·i·cal·ly \-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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