- a pictograph or hieroglyph.
- a sculptured figure or relief carving.
- Architecture. an ornamental channel or groove.
Origin of glyph
Examples from the Web for glyphic
Doctor Glyphic, if he be living now, must be more than sixty years old.
In respect to Doctor Glyphic's affair he was ready and explicit.
Had Doctor Glyphic crowned his eccentricities by marrying, and begetting a daughter?
They contained the fruits of Doctor Glyphic's antiquarian researches.
In due course of time Doctor Glyphic's worthy step-father died.
- a carved channel or groove, esp a vertical one as used on a Doric frieze
- rare another word for hieroglyphic
- any computer-generated character regarded in terms of its shape and bit pattern
Word Origin and History for glyphic
1727, "ornamental groove in architecture," from French glyphe (1701), from Greek glyphe "a carving," from glyphein "to hollow out, cut out with a knife, engrave, carve," from PIE root *gleubh- "to cut, slice" (cf. Latin glubere "to peel, shell, strip," Old English cleofan "to cleave"). Meaning "sculpted mark or symbol" (as in hieroglyph) is from 1825.