chrysography

[ kri-sog-ruh-fee ]
/ krɪˈsɒg rə fi /

noun

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

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Origin of chrysography

From the Greek word chrȳsographía, dating back to 1850–55. See chryso-, -graphy
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Example sentences from the Web for chrysography

  • For chrysography, or gold-writing, the tint was nearly what we call crimson.

    Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
  • The progress had been from mere “cheirography” to calligraphy; now it was from calligraphy to chrysography and arguriography.

    Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley