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glyph

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noun \ˈglif\

Definition of glyph

  1. 1 :  an ornamental vertical groove especially in a Doric frieze

  2. 2 :  a symbolic figure or a character (as in the Mayan system of writing) usually incised or carved in relief

  3. 3 :  a symbol (as a curved arrow on a road sign) that conveys information nonverbally

glyph·ic play \ˈgli-fik\ adjective


Examples of glyph

  1. <a rock inscribed with mysterious glyphs that some have speculated as being of Norse origin>



Origin of glyph

Greek glyphē carved work, from glyphein to carve — more at cleave


First Known Use: 1775

Rhymes with glyph



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