[ glip-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ glɪpˈtɒg rə fi /
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 glyptographyglyp·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
/ (ɡlɪpˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /
the art of carving or engraving upon gemstones
Derived forms of glyptographyglyptographer, nounglyptographic (ˌɡlɪptəˈɡræfɪk) or glyptographical, adjective
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