glyptography

[ glip-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ glɪpˈtɒg rə fi /

noun

the description or study of engraved gems or other stones.
Also called glyptics. the art or process of engraving on gems or the like.

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Origin of glyptography

1790–1800; <Greek glyptó(s) carved + -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM glyptography

glyp·tog·ra·pher, nounglyp·to·graph·ic [glip-tuh-graf-ik], /ˌglɪp təˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

Words nearby glyptography

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British Dictionary definitions for glyptography

glyptography
/ (ɡlɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones

Derived forms of glyptography

glyptographer, nounglyptographic (ˌɡlɪptəˈɡræfɪk) or glyptographical, adjective
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