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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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ISLAMABAD -- An exhibition on Islamic calligraphy started here Tuesday at Jharoka Art gallery (JAG), showcasing the work of some of country's eminent calligraphists and artists.
Set to sharpen his talent, he went through a number of arts courses at the Arts Institute in Baghdad where he benefited from the expertise of the prominent Iraqi calligraphists Hashem Al Baghdadi and Sadiq Al Duri.
In addition, there will be henna painting for women and calligraphists will write visitors' names in beautiful Arabic calligraphy.
The National Exhibition of Calligraphy is a regular feature of PNCA as tribute to the Holy Month of Ramadan and to provide opportunity to the young and master calligraphists to showcase their fresh works.
He also won the excellence award of the Society of Iranian Calligraphists.
On the initiative of Prince Khaled, a number of prizes with cash awards have been introduced to honor outstanding poets, craftsmen, folk artists, photographers, calligraphists, and painting and sculpture artists.
The Cabinet also hailed the opening of King Fahd Complex's Forum for the Holy Quran's Most Famous Calligraphists held in Madinah as well as the First Saudi Conference for Orphans Care organized by the Insan Charitable Society for the Care of Orphans in Riyadh.