meaning of calligraphy

calligraphy meaning in General Dictionary

Fair or elegant penmanship

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  • gorgeous handwriting
  • Fair or elegant penmanship.

calligraphy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from Greek kaligraphia, from kallos "beauty" (see Callisto) + graphein "to publish" (see -graphy). Related: Calligraphic. The typical comb. kind in Greek ended up being kalli- "beautiful, fine, pleased, positive;" kalo- had been a later, rarer alternate kind.

Sentence Examples with the word calligraphy

Greeks from Crete collated MSS., read proofs, and gave models of calligraphy for casts of Greek type.

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