char·​ac·​tery ˈker-ik-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce charactery (audio)
kə-ˈrak- How to pronounce charactery (audio)
plural characteries
: a system of written letters or symbols used in the expression of thought

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of charactery was in 1593

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Cite this Entry

“Charactery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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