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a. The art of fine handwriting.
b. Works in fine handwriting considered as a group.
2. Handwriting.

[French calligraphie, from Greek kalligraphiā, beautiful writing : kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + -graphiā, -graphy.]

cal·lig′ra·pher, cal·lig′ra·phist n.
cal′li·graph′ic (kăl′ĭ-grăf′ĭk) adj.
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Noun1.calligrapher - someone skilled in penmanship
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills


[kəˈlɪgrəfəʳ] Ncalígrafo/a m/f
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