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glyptics

[ glip-tiks ]

noun

  1. (used with a singular verb) glyptography ( def 2 ).


glyptics

/ ˈɡlɪptɪks /

noun

  1. functioning as singular the art of engraving precious stones


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Word History and Origins

Origin of glyptics1

First recorded in 1810–20; glyptic, -ics
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Example Sentences

This led them very early to cultivate glyptics, or the art of stone-cutting.

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