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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.
References in classic literature ?
But the effort that cost her the deepest humiliation was a request to Higgins, whose pet artistic fancy, next to Milton's verse, was calligraphy, and who himself wrote a most beautiful Italian hand, that he would teach her to write.
Calligraphy was the item before them now, and on it they turned their well-trained brains.
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CELTIC CALLIGRAPHY: Calligraphy, Knotwork and Illumination, by Kerry Richardson.
DUBAI, April 21 (KUNA) -- Chairman of Kuwait Islamic Arts Center (KIAC) Fareed Al-Ali is participating in the 8th Dubai International Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition to be held from April 14 to May 15.
He then worked as a teacher of calligraphy in the Moloya School at the royal palace in Rabat from 1992 to 2008.
Arabic calligraphy has seen its share of evolution since the birth of Islam and the beautifying of the Holy Qur'an's verses were a form of dedication and worship.
As well as being inspired by calligraphy, the design took inspiration from the Qur'an - including references to mountains
Summary: For centuries, Arabic calligraphy was diligently studied, faithfully reproduced and carefully refined by generations of master calligraphers, revered as the pre-eminent form of art in Islamic societies where figuration was rejected in favor of the beauty of the written word.
The exhibition also entertains the lovers of calligraphy to see the new trends in the field.
He was fantastic, like a Stravinsky of the calligraphy world.