Calligraphy meaning

kə-lĭgrə-fē
Beautiful handwriting, esp. as an art.
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Handwriting; penmanship.
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Handwriting.
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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.

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The art of writing letters and words with decorative strokes.
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The letters and words so produced, collectively.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of calligraphy - caligraphy

Origin of calligraphy

  • French calligraphie from Greek kalligraphiā beautiful writing kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) -graphiā -graphy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French calligraphie, from Ancient Greek καλλιγραφία (kalligrafía, “pretty writing”), from κάλλος (kállos, “beauty”) + γράφω (gráfo, “to draw”).

    From Wiktionary