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cal·lig·ra·phy

 (kə-lĭg′rə-fē)
n.
1.
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.

calligraphy

(kəˈlɪɡrəfɪ)
n
(Art Terms) handwriting, esp beautiful handwriting considered as an art. Also called: chirography
calˈligrapher, calˈligraphist n
calligraphic, calligraphical adj
ˌcalliˈgraphically adv

cal•lig•ra•phy

(kəˈlɪg rə fi)

n.
1. fancy penmanship or the art of writing beautifully.
2. handwriting; penmanship.
3. a script produced chiefly by brush, esp. Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic writing of high aesthetic value.
[1605–15; < Greek kalligraphía; see calli-, -graphy]
cal•lig′ra•pher, cal•lig′ra•phist, n.
cal•li•graph•ic (ˌkæl ɪˈgræf ɪk) cal`li•graph′i•cal, adj.
cal`li•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

calligraphy

1. the art of beautiful penmanship.
2. handwriting in general.
3. good handwriting skills. Cf. cacography.
4. a script of a high aesthetic value produced by brush, especially that of Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic origin. — calligrapher, calligraphist, n.calligraphic, calligraphical, adj.
See also: Writing

calligraphy

The art or practice of ornamental handwriting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calligraphy - beautiful handwritingcalligraphy - beautiful handwriting    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
Translations
فَنُّ الخَط
kaligrafiekrasopis
kalligrafi
kalligrafia
כתיבה תמה
szép kézírás
skrautskriftskrautritun
カリグラフィー書法書道
kaligrafija
kaligrāfija
krasopis
kalligrafi
hattatlık

calligraphy

[kəˈlɪgrəfɪ] Ncaligrafía f

calligraphy

[kəˈlɪgrəfi] n
(= art) → calligraphie f
(= writing) → écriture f

calligraphy

nKalligrafie f

calligraphy

[kəˈlɪgrəfɪ] ncalligrafia

calligraphy

(kəˈligrəfi) noun
(the art of) beautiful, decorative handwriting.
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