picture writing


: the recording of events or expression of messages by pictures representing actions or facts
: the record or message represented by picture writing

Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of picture writing was in 1741

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“Picture writing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture%20writing. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

picture writing

: pictures that stand for actions or facts

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