- The definition of calligraphy refers to a special, formal style of handwriting.
The formal writing often used on wedding invitations is an example of calligraphy.
A greeting written with calligraphy.
- beautiful handwriting, esp. as an art
- handwriting; penmanship
Origin of calligraphyClassical Greek kalligraphia ; from kalligraphos ; from kallos, beauty + graphein, to write: see graphic
- a. The art of fine handwriting.b. Works in fine handwriting considered as a group.
Origin of calligraphyFrench calligraphie, from Greek kalligraphiā, beautiful writing : kalli-, beautiful (from kallos, beauty) + -graphiā, -graphy.
- cal·lig′ra·pher, cal·lig′ra·phist
(countable and uncountable, plural calligraphies)
From French calligraphie, from Ancient Greek καλλιγραφία (kalligrafía, “pretty writing”), from κάλλος (kállos, “beauty”) + γράφω (gráfo, “to draw”).