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glyptic

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noun glyp·tic \ˈglip-tik\

Definition of glyptic

  1. :  the art or process of carving or engraving especially on gems



Origin of glyptic

probably from French glyptique, from Greek glyptikē, from glyphein


First Known Use: circa 1818

Rhymes with glyptic


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