pic·​tog·​ra·​phy | \ pik-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce pictography (audio) \

Definition of pictography

Examples of pictography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ken Falk is a graphic designer, the kind of dad who, upon seeing a magazine ad, might provide an impromptu discourse on pictography. Chris Ballard, SI.com, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pictography

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pictography was in 1851

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“Pictography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pictography. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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