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 (such as a curved arrow on a road sign) that conveys information nonverbally

glyphic

play \ˈgli-fik\ adjective

Examples of glyph in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of glyph

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



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