[ kri-sog-ruh-fee ]

  1. the art of writing in ink made of powdered gold suspended in a small amount of glair or gum.

  2. the gold writing produced by this art.

Origin of chrysography

From the Greek word chrȳsographía, dating back to 1850–55. See chryso-, -graphy

Words Nearby chrysography Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chrysography in a sentence

  • The progress had been from mere “cheirography” to calligraphy; now it was from calligraphy to chrysography and arguriography.

    Illuminated Manuscripts | John W. Bradley
  • For chrysography, or gold-writing, the tint was nearly what we call crimson.

    Illuminated Manuscripts | John W. Bradley