plural -es
: the painting or literary depiction of mean, unworthy, or sordid subjects
: the painting of genre or still-life pictures

Word History


Greek rhyparographos painting sordid subjects (from rhyparos filthy, dirty + -graphos writing, painting—from graphein to write—) + English -y

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“Rhyparography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhyparography. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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