Definition of glyph
1 : an ornamental vertical groove especially in a Doric frieze
2 : a symbolic figure or a character (as in the Mayan system of writing) usually incised or carved in relief
3 : a symbol (such as a curved arrow on a road sign) that conveys information nonverbally
glyphicplay \ˈgli-fik\ adjective
Examples of glyph in a Sentence
a rock inscribed with mysterious glyphs that some have speculated as being of Norse origin
Recent Examples of glyph from the Web
Professor Og was likely rending his animal skin over Student Thak’s failure to properly etch the antelope glyph onto the cave wall.
Maya temples are also plastered with glyphs that are still being deciphered by modern archaeologists.
Suddenly, the news was inundated with images of refugees and migrants in hijabs, praying to Mecca, corralled behind barbed-wire fences, and Lesvos became a glyph for hardship in the modern world.
The metates also display many puzzling pseudo-glyphs on them that have yet to be studied and deciphered.
Formerly Known as Prince has dumped the stupid glyph and gone back to being plain ol’ Prince.
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