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hieroglyphics

/ (ˌhaɪərəˈɡlɪfɪks) /
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noun (functioning as singular or plural)
a form of writing, esp as used in ancient Egypt, in which pictures or symbols are used to represent objects, concepts, or sounds
difficult or undecipherable writing
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Cultural definitions for hieroglyphics

hieroglyphics
[ (heye-uhr-uh-glif-iks, heye-ruh-glif-iks) ]

A system of writing with pictures that represent words or sounds. The ancient Egyptians wrote with hieroglyphics. (See Rosetta stone.)

notes for hieroglyphics

Present-day writing that is hard to decipher or understand is sometimes jokingly called “hieroglyphics.”
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