glyptography


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glyp·tog·ra·phy

 (glĭp-tŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The art or process of carving or engraving on precious stones.

glyp·tog′ra·pher n.
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glyptography

(ɡlɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Art Terms) the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones
glypˈtographer n
glyptographic, ˌglyptoˈgraphical adj
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glyptography

the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones. — glyptographer, n.glyptographic, adj.
See also: Gems
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glyptography - carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
anaglyph - anything carved in low relief
carving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
glyph - glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief
glyptics, lithoglyptics - the art of engraving on precious stones
diaglyph, intaglio - glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
2.glyptography - carving or engraving (especially on stones)
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
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