noun glyp·tic \ˈglip-tik\

Definition of glyptic

  1. :  the art or process of carving or engraving especially on gems

Origin and Etymology of glyptic

probably from French glyptique, from Greek glyptikē, from glyphein

First Known Use: circa 1818

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