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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.
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calligraphy

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

The art or practice of ornamental handwriting.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calligraphy - beautiful handwritingcalligraphy - beautiful handwriting    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

calligraphy

[kəˈlɪgrəfi] n
(= art) → calligraphie f
(= writing) → écriture f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

calligraphy

nKalligrafie f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

calligraphy

[kəˈlɪgrəfɪ] ncalligrafia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

calligraphy

(kəˈligrəfi) noun
(the art of) beautiful, decorative handwriting.
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Calligraphy was the item before them now, and on it they turned their well-trained brains.
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Calligraphy, however, has been one of those rare arts that combines the thrill of writing with that of visual aesthetics.
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ISLAMABAD -- The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) would organize an 'Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy' by eminent calligraphist Aftab Ahmed Khan coinciding with the holy month of Ramazan on Friday at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology (Heritage Museum), Lok Virsa.
The closing ceremony of three days of Calligraphy Workshop
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Chinese calligrapher Su Yue is showcasing thirteen sutra calligraphy works and more at the Yiyun Art gallery in Taipei until May 19.