Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

petroglyph

play
noun pet·ro·glyph \ˈpe-trə-ˌglif\

Definition of petroglyph

  1. :  a carving or inscription on a rock



Origin of petroglyph

French pétroglyphe, from pétr- petr- + -glyphe (as in hiéroglyphe hieroglyph)


First Known Use: 1870

Rhymes with petroglyph


Learn More about petroglyph


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up petroglyph? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to dishevel or rumple

Get Word of the Day daily email!