hieroglyph

noun hi·ero·glyph \ ˈhī-(ə-)rə-ˌglif \

Definition of hieroglyph

1 :a character used in a system of hieroglyphic writing
2 :something that resembles a hieroglyph

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Origin and Etymology of hieroglyph

French hiéroglyphe, from Middle French, back-formation from hieroglyphique


HIEROGLYPH Defined for English Language Learners

hieroglyph

noun

Definition of hieroglyph for English Language Learners

  • : a written character that looks like a picture : a character used in hieroglyphics


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