Simple Definition of hieroglyph
: a written character that looks like a picture : a character used in hieroglyphics
Full Definition of hieroglyph
1 : a character used in a system of hieroglyphic writing
2 : something that resembles a hieroglyph
Origin of hieroglyph
French hiéroglyphe, from Middle French, back-formation from hieroglyphique
First Known Use: 1598
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