picture writing


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picture writing

n
1. (Linguistics) any writing system that uses pictographs
2. (Linguistics) a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures

pic′ture writ`ing


n.
a method or system of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures or pictorial symbols.
[1735–45]
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orthography, writing system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
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There it was, heroic in size, a picture writing on the sun.
If we were in the 90s, we would probably picture writing a letter, making cards or maybe preparing some mouth-watering dishes for the bosom buddy.
Maiya even addressed their likeness in a comment underneath her mum's picture writing: "I love you good luck I can't wait!
It was about the Mesopotamian king Gilgamesh, and was written in cuneiform, a form of picture writing on clay tablets and papyrus leaves.
Coun Ahad posted the picture writing: "Toon Army!!" But the councillor said it was not meant to cause offence and said it was making a mockery of jihadists and no one else.
What was the system of picture writing used by the ancient Egyptians in monumental inscriptions?
Here Ewers presents 15 essays and articles about the Plains Indian traditions he found particularly fascinating, including images of the white man in nineteenth century Plains Indian art, the emergence of the named Indian artists in the American west, images of bears, weasels, water monsters, and Spanish cattle in Plains art, Blackfeet picture writing, effigy pipes, pipes for Presidents, Assiniboin antelope-horn headdresses, and collaborations between Plains artists and anthropologists.
Taffy makes just this shift from "portrait" to "picture writing" when she draws not all the beavers, nor even all of a beaver, but the heads of beavers to represent all the beavers there were.